Be Smart,
Don't Start!

The C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E. has received grant funding from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to facilitate the Too Good For Drugs program curriculum. The Too Good For Drugs curriculum addresses the core elements of providing knowledge about the harmful effects of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; perceived benefits of remaining tobacco free; setting attainable goals, and resistance to peer pressure.

Our Program

Our group involves youth, grades 1st – 6th. They participate in a ten (10) lesson curriculum, meeting once a week. It is the goal of the Scott Center to serve 60 youth per program year, with a 50% program completion rate. Each youth completing the program is administered a local pre- and post-test evaluation survey, with the targeted goal of at least 75% of the participants showing an increase in knowledge regarding the harmful effects of tobacco use and other curriculum concepts. The third-sixth graders are required to take a statewide evaluation, which will determine if youth show a statistically significant improvement in at least one of the VTSF core measures.

Drug-Free Since 2003

Since 2003, the Scott Center has provided tobacco-prevention education, serving 621 youth through various program efforts. During fiscal year 2010-2011, the Center served 71 youth with 60% completing the program by meeting curriculum fidelity; based on local evaluation, 75% of the youth completing the program showed an increase in knowledge regarding curriculum concepts.

Our Anti-Smoking Projects

TikTok Video Contest

We used TikTok to create short videos to educate our community about the harmful effects of smoking.  Winners were selected via an online voting contest.  Check out the videos and see who won!

Anti-Smoking Poster Contest

Our participants created amazing educational posters about the harmful effects of tobacco.  Winners were selected via an online voting contest. Check out the entries and winners!

Virtual Learning Portal

Using the Too Good For Drugs curriculum for students in 1st-3rd grade, we created an online portal that allowed students to continue to learn even when they weren’t able to be physically present at the Scott Center.

"Smoke Free" Song

Listen to “Smoke Free” – Youth Members of C. Waldo Scott Center:

For More Information:

For more information about the Too Good for Drugs Program, contact Mr. Joyner at djoyner@scottcenter.org

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