The Drug Store Project is a comprehensive middle school drug prevention program designed to educate youth about the dangers of substance use and abuse. Here in South Lake Tahoe, The Drug Store Project is in its 18th year (COVID caused the cancellation of last year’s event) and continues to be the single largest collaborative prevention activity that is conducted in our area.
Because we are unable to safely meet this year in person, Make Schools Safe will be presenting a video production to our youth and work with our agencies in the community! Tahoe Production House was proud to be chosen as the production company to help produce this important video for our community. We shot over 15 days of production with various volunteer actors and agencies to bring this vision to life. If you want to learn more about this program you can visit the website below.
The Drug Store Project is a day-long, anti-drug/anti-destructive behavior event. A planning process of one year which includes 45+ agencies-service clubs, and 225 volunteers on an annual basis. These combined efforts have provided realty-based scenarios for 325 sixth-grade youth annually since 2003.
To learn more about The Drug Store Project click through to read our program description or to view a presentation. We are happy to share our “road map” of information with interested communities which are located below. No need to reinvent the wheel!
Data is important for information and improvement/ As part of our program, we collect pre and post event survey information from participating youth, parents, and event personnel in order to better serve the needs of our community. We consistently see a growth in information learned by our youth and many express that they are more connected with the agencies which serve them.
If you’d like to become a volunteer or donate to our program, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (530) 318-5356.