Take Charge Programs

Take Charge is composed of the programs Project Toward No Tobacco Use (TNT) and Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TND).

Project Towards No Tobacco Use is for students ages 10 - 13.  

TNT Program Flyer pdf icon During the sessions the participants learn:

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  • What is in tobacco
  • The effect of tobacco on the body
  • The stages of tobacco addiction
  • Skills for building self-esteem
  • Tips for effective listening and communicating
  • How to be assertive and say "no" to peer pressure
  • Advertising tricks
  • How to advocate for "no tobacco use" in their communities

Project Towards No Drug Abuse is for participants ages 14 - 19.

TND Program Flyer pdf icon The lessons in this program cover:

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  • Gateway drugs
  • Myth and denial of drug use
  • Alcohol
  • Chemical dependency
  • Inhalants
  • Club drugs
  • Steroids
  • Current trends in drug use
  • Active listening and effective communication skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress and self-control
  • Negative and positive thought loops
  • Peer pressure and refusal skills
  • Decision-making tools
  • The importance of commitment

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