Youth Prevention

About the Program

Our Youth Prevention (YP) program delivers evidence-based prevention curricula to youth in schools, partner sites, and throughout the community, including health and wellness camps and adolescent mental health counseling services. YP strives to empower youth with education and skills to help them lead healthy, drug-free lives, succeed in school, and develop to their full potential.

Our staff facilitate four different evidence-based prevention curricula to students in K-12th grade. Each program is designed to empower youth with knowledge and skills for making healthy choices. We also provide interactive, educational presentations and activities throughout the community on a variety of drug prevention/education topics. In addition, up to 10 counseling sessions can be provided to students, ages 12-19, in Dallas and Tarrant counties at no cost.

Evidence-Based Curricula

Our YP program operates in the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise.

Sunshine Club

  • 10-week program for grades K-5th
  • At-risk students, 5-10 kids per group

Ground Zero West

  • 12 session program for ages 14-19
  • High-risk students, 10-15 kids per group

Project Ascent

  • 8-15-week program for grades 3rd-8th
  • Universal, 15-30 kids per group

Ground Zero East

  • 8-12 sessions for grades 5th-12th
  • High-risk students, 15-30 kids per group

Youth Camps

With Camp L4 (Live, Learn, Laugh, Love) held four times a year for ages 6-12 and Teen Retreats held twice a year for ages 13-17, both offer impactful 4-day programs for at-risk youth who currently reside in domestic violence and homeless shelters in Tarrant and Dallas counties.

The camps provide essential support, offering positive experiences that mitigate the health and behavioral impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACE), enhance resilience, and equip youth with vital life skills.