Education/Prevention/Leadership Series

Thrive Alive is a series of workshops and activities coordinated by Community Outreach Alliance. We want to help support youth in junior high through out of college in our community. Our program will educate students on the current culture that can draw them in, to making unhealthy choices. COA weekly activities with an adult mentor helps the youth develop a spark/interest that will give them something to do to feel good about their lives. Our goal is that all who participate in the COA Thrive Alive program feel respected, appreciated, and valued.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY has 4 elements:

For the COA PPO, we can train the youth leaders on how to structure/outline a lesson plan

  1. Action Planning Activity

    • Purpose is for youth to identify action plans, build a realistic timeline, delegate tasks to promote ownership and responsibility for the project

  2. Skill Building Training (minimum of one)

  3. Must have an alcohol and other drugs (AOD) education prevention component

    • Alternative activities can be incorporated, but it needs to have AOD education as a focus as well (i.e. sharing facts of AOD from credible sources- CDC, NIDA, NIH, etc.)

      • Tips: try to stay away from statistics because those change every year

    • *Suggestion that ADEPT approved: NIDA has kahoot games for the kids!

  4. Reflection Activity

    • Youth reflects on what went right, what went wrong, and if things didn’t work the way as planned, how to approach the situation in the future.

COLLECTIVE IMPACT

What differentiates the COA PPO youth leadership activity from a Collective Impact project is that the focus on alcohol and other drug preventative education is the main focus of the project. The “Thrive Alive” aspect of providing students a series of educational workshops for skill-building in ADDITION to adding AOD preventative education would be more in alignment with the county’s expectations of a CI project.

 

  1. Alcohol and other drug prevention need to be at the forefront of the project. 

    1. Skill-building for youth is a way to build up and segue to the alcohol and other drug prevention education

      1. An example of this skill

  2. Guest speakers also need to be approved by ADEPT

    1. The guest speakers need to address AOD substances….

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