Through the Dream-Filled and Drug-Free Program our goal is to make schools and communities safe, by reducing substance abuse while encouraging and equipping youth to maximize their talents. We advocate a healthy lifestyle for all youth to achieve their dreams.
Youth are taught to make responsible choices, and encouraged to display positive peer pressure and seek positive role models. We create an awareness of the dangers of drugs through education.
Topics such as communication, student relations, unity, perseverance, friendship and healthy habits are discussed to encourage and enrich students with positive behavior or habits. The program may be taught through, motivational seminars, lively, action packed general assemblies, small or large group presentations.
In an effort to provide a Dream-Filled and Drug Free atmosphere in schools, First and Goal implements curriculum and strategies that support our belief that all people have the right to a life free from substance abuse and its effects. Substance abuse prevention includes education, law enforcement and treatment. Substance abuse negatively affects the safety and quality of life, building a barrier to self-development and a successful life. With this understanding, First and Goal seeks to provide an educational environment and positive social climate in all schools, through innovative partnerships and community involvement.
- To challenge and direct youth to lead meaningful lives.
- To help youth make responsible choices
- To encourage positive peer pressure and youth role models
- To create an awareness of the dangers of drugs through education
- To discuss positive topics such as communication, student relations, unity, perseverance, friendship and healthy habits
- Motivational seminars
- Lively, action packed general assemblies in schools, churches or community groups
- Small group discussions and large assembly presentations
- Referral and follow-up to assess progress and further needs
The Dream-Filled and Drug-Free Program is guided by the following beliefs:
- We can make a difference through innovative partnerships.
- Substance abuse hurts families and communities
- Everyone has the right to a life free from substance abuse and its effects.
- Children are vulnerable and are entitled to our protection.
- Substance abuse negatively affects the safety and quality of life of our communities.
- Substance abuse prevention is crime prevention.
- A balanced approach to prevention includes education, enforcement and treatment.
- Substance abuse is a barrier to self-development and a successful life