88th Precinct HELP Program Coordinators,
A community and its children are most successful when families, schools,
and the community work together toward the common goal of providing a
safe, respectful, supportive learning environment. Drug, alcohol, and tobacco
use all interfere with that common goal.
Each year millions of children are exposed to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, either
through media influences, societal pressures or personal experiences. Our goal is
to better prepare and equip our young people today to face that inevitable exposure
through the Stay on Track (SOT) Program.
The National Guard, in support of the Office of National Drug Control, will soon
implement the Stay on Track program in the July 2010 HELP Program. This
innovative, new drug prevention program educates middle school students throughout
the United States and provides them with the ability to make better choices regarding
difficult life decisions. To date, more than 46,000 middle students have successfully
completed the program. This program was selected because it equips children with the
essential tools needed to shape and solidify their decisions when it counts-after they
leave the classroom.
The cost free Stay on Track program is a measurable 12 lesson program. Students
enrolled in the program focus on:
· Health Education
· Decision Making and Goal Setting
· Media Influences
For detailed information on Stay on Track visit www.stayontrack-online.com.
We appreciate the opportunity to bring this program to your children during the most
important years of their lives. Teamwork and cooperation are the keys to the success of
our children, families, and communities.
Timothy Turane DPE