Youth360 (wreckED) is a community-based program designed to educate youth about substance abuse through an engaging presentation meant to challenge their behavior toward alcohol and other drugs. The program provides the opportunity for teens to fully reflect upon the choices and consequences associated with alcohol and drug abuse and to continually keep themselves and their friends in check.
Q:What are the program assets available to me for the Youth360 program?
A:There are three components to the program that you can use interchangeably:
- wreckED DVD – a ten-minute video depicting all aspects of today’s drug and alcohol scene, as well as real-life teens talking about their own addiction and recovery
- wreckED card game – an interactive card game designed to start teens talking about the issues presented in the video, simulating real life choices, behaviors, and consequences
- wreckED group discussion– the facilitator continues the conversation with the teens to underscore the importance of taking personal responsibility of their own actions
Q:I want Youth360 to come to my community. What can I do?
A:There are two easy ways you can get involved:
- Become a Facilitator - co-deliver presentations to audiences within your community, help organize the program by arranging logistics, respond to community requests for presentations, and schedule presenters
- Become a Champion - contact key players, introduce them to the presentation, and lead the process to help make your community healthier and safer
Q:I want to have access to all the materials I need to implement, champion or present this program. What can I do?
A:You can get access to the materials by:
Q:I’m a teen who wants to learn more about the effects and consequences of alcohol and substance abuse. Where can I get more information?
A:You can find all the information you need here:
- Whether you want to check yourself or someone you know, go to www.checkyourself.com/wrecked. Here you can interact with other teens, answer scenarios about what you’ve seen or heard and educate yourself further on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.