School-Based Programs

The Legacy Center offers school- and group-based prevention services through our three Certified Prevention Specialists and cadre of coalition volunteers. These evidence-based programs focus on building Developmental AssetsĀ® (protective factors) in youth and providing important skills that enable them to avoid risk-taking behaviors.

This is Not About Drugs
This evidence-based curriculum teaches high school students about opioids, addiction, signs of addiction, how to respond to an overdose, and provides available resources. The program has two tracks: one for student athletes and another for the general student population. Guest speakers from the local recovery community play a pivotal role in the success of our program. Hearing personal stories makes students more receptive to our educational efforts. The program has been well received by administrators, teachers, coaches, parents and students, alike. For more information about this program, contact Kathryn Tate.

Too Good for Drugs
This universal prevention program is designed to mitigate risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among teens. The program introduces and develops social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure. The program empowers students to meet the challenges that only middle school can bring and prepares them for high school by addressing more complex emotions and situations. For more information about this program, contact Michelle Beeck.

Department Contacts:

Michelle Beeck
Community Educator/
Certified Prevention Specialist

Barb Swierzbin
Prevention Services Coordinator/
Certified Prevention Specialist

Kathryn Tate
Community Integration Leader/
Certified Prevention Specialist