Middle/Junior High

YPU – Too Good For Drugs

This initiative is tailored for all 6th-8th grade students. The curriculum is evidenced based, focusing on social and emotional skill development, encompassing goal setting, decision making, effective communication, peer pressure refusal, pre-social bonding, conflict resolution and media literacy.

Too Good For Drugs also promotes academic achievement, alignment with education standards and priorities, and healthy and supportive classroom management.

This program is a series of 10 sessions, 45 minutes each.

YPS – Youth Connection

This is a Selective program, meaning that the youth we work with are at a higher-than-average risk for drug use. There are many factors that may play into why the child is at higher risk: parents are in recovery for drug use, death of a parent or caretaker because of drug use, parents incarcerated, unstable home environment, disciplinary problems at home or school, or parents going through divorce with no healthy adults to support and mentor children while going through this process.


One of the curricula we use is Youth Connection, by Rainbow Days. This is an evidence-based curriculum that has been proven successful in reducing drug use. SACADA Staff has been specially trained to teach this curriculum. The program is a 10-week program that works on the children’s resiliency and social skills. By enhancing these skills, a child is less likely to use drugs as a coping mechanism.


This program can be taught to children in 6th -8th grade. Please contact the program director for more information.