Chief of Police. Jason A. Simmons

Project Alert


Today more than ever, teens need help resisting drugs. Project ALERT is a proven solution — a nationally recognized, 6th, 7th, & 8th grade, evidence-based program that gives students insight, understanding, and actual skills for resisting substance use. Project ALERT successfully addresses tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and inhalants, the substances teens are most likely to use. The Project ALERT curriculum was developed and field tested over a ten-year period by RAND, the nation's leading think tank on drug policy. RAND research demonstrates that teens have a mindset about drugs. By shifting the pro-drug mindset, Project ALERT can have powerful results. Project alert is taught through small group activities, role playing exercises, real life videos, and guided classroom discussions. Project Alert uses the strategies of motivating students against drug use, provide skills and strategies to resist drug use, and establish new non-use attitudes and beliefs. Project ALERT is a two-year Core Curriculum taught during health classes.

If you have any questions regarding Project Alert contact Detective Dustin Christner by email at dchristner@altonschools.org or by telephone (618)463-3505 ext. 269
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