DRUG FREE CLUBS OF AMERICA
Something had to be done.
Something so tempting and rewarding to teens that it would be stronger than the temptation of experimenting with drugs.
Research shows that the best drug prevention strategies tie together the school, home, and community into one effort. Most programs excel at one or the other, but few reach all facets of a teen’s life. Drug Free Clubs of America engages EVERYONE. Schools, businesses, parents, and students (either as participants or club leaders). Because of this, DFCA members get consistent support no matter where they are in their day.
Including students in the leadership of the club also leads to a wide variety of students who participate. On test day, students are often surprised to learn that their membership in DFCA is something they now have in common with others they never felt similar to. By bringing together school, parent, and community efforts, members benefit from an overall positive sense of belonging regardless if they are at school, at home, or out enjoying their community.
The multi-layer protective approach in place by Drug Free Clubs of America accomplishes this challenge seamlessly through 5 purposeful program layers. There is great potential to deepen the sense of engaged parents, positive school cultures, and a caring, vigilant community.