Student Skills for Life is a group educational experience which serves as:

  • intervention for youth experimenting with alcohol or other drugs;
  • prevention for any adolescent or college-age population.

The program provides experiential life skills training, and may include parenting classes and referrals to drug & alcohol assessments when appropriate.

Problem Areas Addressed:

  • substance use and abuse
  • other risky behaviors
  • poor coping skills

Skills Built

  • abstinence or reduced substance use
  • communication and decision making
  • resiliency and goal setting

Age: Ages 13 to 25; an Under 17 group and an 18-to 25-year-old group

Setting: Small-group lessons during the school day or after school


Intervention: 12 hours of evening classes; three or four hours each
Prevention in schools: A series of twelve 1-hour sessions

Effectiveness: Documented evidence of:

  • fewer arrests due to underage drinking and driving under the influence
  • stopped or reduced substance use
  • increased knowledge of substance use, abuse and addiction
  • improved decision-making skills

For more information on this program please contact Michelle Sweitzer in Lebanon County or Matt Weaver in Lancaster County at (717) 299-2831.

Michelle and Matt can also save you time and make sure you find the best prevention program to match the needs of your school, workplace, community or organization. Call or write today!