• Youth Programs

    The Alliance for Prevention & Wellness (APW) offers a wide variety of nationally recognized, award winning education and prevention youth programs to help youth learn about the dangers of substance abuse, underage drinking, and tobacco use and how to avoid them.

    APW’s youth programs are interactive, culturally sensitive, targeted for a wide variety of age ranges and audience sizes, and can be customized to fit your school’s/ group’s/ organization’s specific needs. Below are some of APW’s most popular youth program offerings:


    The Tobacco Education Program, developed by the Connecticut Prevention Network, is an innovative and activity-based curriculum for youth ages 5-14.

    Education is designed to fit in a variety of settings including summer camps, positive youth development programs, boys and girls clubs and traditional class-room locations.

    To learn more about the Tobacco Education Program, contact APW at 203-236-8566 today!


    Toxic drinking is an epidemic on campuses all across America. It means consuming so much alcohol the drinker passes out. But while “sleeping it off,” the victim may be quietly dying. When you come right down to it, it’s a problem that only students can tackle. The Red Watch Band movement is designed to end alcohol overdose deaths by teaching students how to handle alcohol emergencies and summon professional help.

    The mission of the Red Watch program is to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. Students who successfully complete the Red Watch training program are awarded the Red Watch Band, as a symbol of their role as peer mentors who are trained “to watch over one another when ‘every second counts’.”

    To learn more about Red Watch Training and/or to schedule a training for your group, contact APW at 203-736-8566 today!

  • Before You Text

  • Grades 5 through 9
    The Sexting Prevention Educational Program places special emphasis on preventing sexting by minors to address the legal, social, emotional, educational and/or career impact. This program was adapted from a similar program created by the Texas School Safety Center for courts, schools and parents to use to educate themselves and their children on the dangers associated with the practice known as “sexting” and may be used in part or in its entirety as an educational tool.

    Juvenile Review Boards may use the program as a condition of diversion from the court system and schools may use the program to educate, staff, students and parents. There is also an accompanying test to demonstrate successful completion of this program.

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