Project YES Hosts Substance Abuse Awareness Day

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Emily Patulski talks to Brandeis students

Phoenix House New York‘s Project Youth Empowerment Services (YES) hosted a substance abuse awareness day for students of Brandeis High School. Interactive games, exhibits, and prizes engaged students as they learned how to keep safe from drug and alcohol abuse, saw the effects of substances on the body, and tested their overall knowledge. The students were very enthusiastic, moving from games to exhibits to learn more and gain awareness. This event is an example of the innovative programs our team offers to lead teens on the road to healthy lifestyles. Education and prevention are always our top priority at Project YES.

Project Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is an after-school prevention/intervention program combined with tailored educational and career services. Our program is designed to serve at-risk adolescents, ages 13-20, who are in the Project YES drug education awarenessearly experimental stages of substance use and/or exhibit other high-risk behaviors. Services delivered over an eight-week period include in-depth assessments, parent informational sessions, individual counseling, and weekly peer group sessions. Educational and vocational support is provided during the eight weeks of the program, and four months after. Upon completion, teens receive aftercare referrals to ensure that they receive continued support. Project YES offers young people the opportunity to participate in a variety of services designed to help them live alcohol and drug-free lives. This program has an open referral base for youth residing in all five New York boroughs; we run groups and conduct assessments at our Brandeis High School Campus location.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392.

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