Students Taking on Prevention (STOP)
STOP focuses on empowering youth to speak up, stand up and be heard about health issues that affect all teens. We engage in peer-to-peer education and community presentations to prevent teen alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and drug use and teen pregnancy and suicide. Members of our program receive special training, program gear and lifetime experiences through various activities, conferences and volunteer opportunities.
STOP is a youth program of the Partnership of Community Resources and is established in Douglas County, Nevada.
During Kick Butts Day, Pau Wa Lu Middle School STOP youth encourage classmates to learn about the health effects of tobacco use .
High School members present in 9th grade health classes. The presentation discusses the effects of marijuana, tobacco and alcohol use, prescription drug misuse and teaches skills to resist peer pressure.
STOP youth learn the history of the Nevada Legislature, practice activism and meet local politicians. In 2015, STOP had a chance to talk with Senator James Settelmeyer and Assemblyman Jim Wheeler.
Left: Be The Voice statewide youth conference. Right: Two STOP members learn the interview process with Truth Campaign.