Image

Youth Education

Too Good ProgramsLife Skills TrainingAlcohol and Drug Prevention Program

Too Good

Too Good programs began over 25 years ago in the Hillsborough County School Districts of Florida.

Today, they are evidence based, and statistically proven to reduce violence, and substance abuse risk-factors in children and teens.

 

Too Good For Violence (7-10 one hour sessions, once per week)
Too Good for Drugs (10, one hour sessions, once per week)
Too Good for Drugs & Violence (10, one hour sessions, once per week)

Our trained Education Coordinators, and School-Based Educators provide programming throughout the Finger Lakes in; Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, and Wayne Counties.  We are available to provide programming in; schools, community spaces,  summer programs, after school programs, various locations involving criminal justice populations, etc.

For more information, visit: http://www.toogoodprograms.org/ 

Life Skills

According to the National Registry of Evidence-based programs and practices (NREPP), Life Skills is “a program that aims to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors.”

In short, it teaches students the skills necessary to lead a happy, productive life.  Life Skills shows students how to have positive behaviors, relationships, and develop a personal sense of well being.

The Council has programming for students 3rd to 12th grade, in addition to a ‘Transitions’ program for young adults age 16-20. A program will take six to twelve weeks, depending on grade level.  Students complete worksheets, engage in discussion, and listen to short lectures for one hour, each week.

Life Skills Training

Each grade has it’s own age appropriate curriculum that cover one or more of the following skills:

  • Decision making
  • Coping with stress
  • Coping with anxiety
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Image
  • Violence
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Risk-Taking
  • Family Communication
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Time & Money management
  • Setting Goals

Our trained Education Coordinators, and School-Based Educators provide programming throughout the Finger Lakes in; Ontario, Seneca, Yates, Schuyler, and Wayne Counties.  We are available to provide programming in; schools, community spaces,  summer programs, after school programs, various locations involving criminal justice populations, etc.

For more information, visit the following:

The Alcohol and Drug Prevention Education Program (ADPEP)  is provided in each of our five counties (Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates) every other month of the year, beginning in January.

This program was originally adapted from ADPEP’s used in the Albany and Buffalo areas, by other NYS Council’s on addiction.  Since then, our dedicated staff continue to update and improve the program based on the needs of our communities.

The program itself is a total of six hours, beginning at either 3:30pm, or 4:00pm, and lasting until 5:30pm or 6:00pm, depending on the county.  It is spread out into three, two hour sessions, either held each Wednesday for three consecutive weeks, or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of the same week, again, depending on the county.

Program topics include:

  • Risk & Protective Factors
  • Alcohol abuse & binge drinking
  • Bodily harms, and health consequences of substance abuse
  • Specifics on substances of abuse
  • Definitions of Substance Abuse & Addiction
  • Different areas of addiction
  • Substance abuse & family issues

Requirements:

In addition to class time, program participants are required to complete homework assignments for each class.  These assignments are mandatory, and may affect eligibility to graduate the program if not completed.

Participants must also be present, and respectful for all three classes to graduate.  The Council reserves the right to dismiss any student suspected of being under the influence of substances during class.

A fee of $75 is due to the Council on the first day of class.  (Debit/credit cards, and personal checks are NOT accepted. We accept cash, and money orders) Unpaid fee’s may result in a withholding of completion certificates/letters to the participants’ referral source.

Referral sources generally include:

  • Local court systems (Youth Court included)
  • School disciplinary teams, administrators, and mental health staff
  • Parents & Family
  • Any agency or organization working with youth who are experimenting with substances, or showing early signs of substance abuse

Youth attending this program must be ages 14-20.  Youth under 13 and over 20 will not be accepted into this program, as we feel they would be better served by other resources.

More Info

Click to download and/or print the ADPEP Brochure.

To sign up for a Youth Education program, or for more information, please contact the county Education Coordinator closest to you.

  • Ontario County: James Warren, (315) 789-0310
  • Schuyler County: Gretchen Silliman, (607) 535-8264
  • Seneca County: Liz Wiatrowski, (315) 568-9869
  • Wayne County: Jeanna Buisch, (315) 331-5957
  • Yates County: Idelle Dillon, (315) 536-2435

Upcoming Ontario County ADPEP Programs

Click the following links to download & print the full 2018 Schedule of ADPEP programs for:

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wayne County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Wayne County ADPEP
Jan 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 3:30pm-5:30pm at 165 E. Union Street, Newark, NY [...]
9
Wayne County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Wayne County ADPEP
Jan 9 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 3:30pm-5:30pm at 165 E. Union Street, Newark, NY [...]
Yates County ADPEP 4:30 pm
Yates County ADPEP @ Yates County Council Office
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Classes will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Yates County Council office at 112 Main Street,    Penn Yan, NY. ADPEP is a 6-hour program. It includes three sessions of two hours[...]
10
Schuyler County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Schuyler County ADPEP @ Mill Creek Center
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21. Classes are on Wed. from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Mill Creek Center 106 S. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. ADPEP is a 6-hour program. It includes[...]
Seneca County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Seneca County ADPEP
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 3:30pm-5:30pm at 111 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY [...]
Wayne County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Wayne County ADPEP
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 3:30pm-5:30pm at 165 E. Union Street, Newark, NY [...]
Yates County ADPEP 4:30 pm
Yates County ADPEP @ Yates County Council Office
Jan 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Classes will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Yates County Council office at 112 Main Street,    Penn Yan, NY. ADPEP is a 6-hour program. It includes three sessions of two hours[...]
11
Yates County ADPEP 4:30 pm
Yates County ADPEP @ Yates County Council Office
Jan 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Classes will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Yates County Council office at 112 Main Street,    Penn Yan, NY. ADPEP is a 6-hour program. It includes three sessions of two hours[...]
12
13
14
15
16
17
Schuyler County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Schuyler County ADPEP @ Mill Creek Center
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21. Classes are on Wed. from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Mill Creek Center 106 S. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. ADPEP is a 6-hour program. It includes[...]
Seneca County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Seneca County ADPEP
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 3:30pm-5:30pm at 111 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY [...]
18
19
20
21
22
Ontario County ADPEP 4:00 pm
Ontario County ADPEP
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 4:00pm-6:00pm at 620 W. Washington St., Geneva Participant[...]
23
Ontario County ADPEP 4:00 pm
Ontario County ADPEP
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 4:00pm-6:00pm at 620 W. Washington St., Geneva Participant[...]
24
Schuyler County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Schuyler County ADPEP @ Mill Creek Center
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21. Classes are on Wed. from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Mill Creek Center 106 S. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891. ADPEP is a 6-hour program. It includes[...]
Seneca County ADPEP 3:30 pm
Seneca County ADPEP
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 3:30pm-5:30pm at 111 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY [...]
Ontario County ADPEP 4:00 pm
Ontario County ADPEP
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Participants must be under the age of 21 to participate Each course is six hours, spread over three evenings, in two hour sessions Sessions are held from 4:00pm-6:00pm at 620 W. Washington St., Geneva Participant[...]
25
26
27
28
29
30
31