Stand Up, Speak Up, and Be Heard
Students Taking on Prevention (STOP) is a youth advocacy group of the Partnership of Community Resources. The program is open to middle school and high school students in Douglas County. STOP empowers youth to stand up, speak up and be heard regarding drug awareness and health issues that affect all teens. Members of this program receive invaluable training and experiences in activism and advocacy through youth conferences, peer-to-peer classroom education and participation in campaigns such as Red Ribbon Week, Great American Smoke Out, National Drug Facts Week, Kick Butts Day and National Prevention Week. STOP meets bimonthly at Carson Valley Middle School, Pau Wa Lu Middle School and Douglas High School and a core advisory group meets at the Partnership of Community Resources office 2-3 times a month.
STOP Participates in a “Drug” “Free” event for 2017 Red Ribbon Week at a DHS football game.
Students at CVMS and PWL participate in 2017 Red Ribbon Week events for their peers.
STOP students participate in an environmental scan at the WNC Douglas Campus.