“As parents, siblings, neighbors and leaders, we must work together and remain vigilant in our efforts to generate greater awareness about the dangers of substance misuse and the suffering, violence and death that far too often results when our children use alcohol and other drugs. We must encourage our teens to make the right choices, resist peer pressure and recognize that substance use by teens can have life-altering and tragic consequences.” Lucille Roybal-Allard, Congresswoman (CA-34)
Prevention Services offers before, during and after-school programs that empowers youth through education. By teaching adolescents and teens how to make healthy, smart choices, we are ensuring future leaders who are free of substance use disorders. Renz Center works collaboratively with other community-based organizations and a local coalition to help make our communities a safer, healthier place for children to grow-up. Programs are offered in both English and Spanish, and include:
— Too Good For Drugs Program
— Operation Snowflake Program
— LEAD (Leadership Empowerment And Development) Summer Camp. Would you like to help offset the $359 cost of camp for a 12-18 year old youth? Donate here!
— Leadership Camps including the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute
— Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TNDA)
–Red Ribbon Rally for Drug Prevention Awareness, October 21 at 2 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Link to Event Info
TNDA Article #1 of Reflejos Series – Program Overview
TNDA Article #2 of Reflejos Series – Communication Skills & Myths
TNDA Article #3 of Reflejos Series – Chemical Dependency
TNDA Article #4 of Reflejos Series – Tobacco & Marijuana
TNDA Article #5 of Reflejos Series – Decision Making
All of our Prevention Services include a parent component, and parents are encouraged to participate in some activities. For more information on Prevention Services, contact Prevention Coordinator Ricardo Gasca at 847-742-3545 ext. 264 or through email at rgasca@RenzCenter.org.