The Coalition for Drug-Free Youth educates, inspires, and empowers our community to support youth and to create a safe, healthy environment aimed at addressing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems.
Who Do We Serve?
The White Center/North Highline community is rich in the cultural diversity that comes with a mix of refugees and immigrants, people of color, ethnicity, country of origin and spoken languages. It's a youthful community, with more than 40% of children and teens in King County living in South King County. This diversity also creates the challenge of engaging community members in school and community activities outside of their respective ethnic enclaves. The majority of immigrants and refugees speak a language other than English at home: most common being Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese and Khmer/ Cambodian.
LifeSkills Training (LST) is a school-based classroom intervention to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting social and psychological factors associated with the initiation of risky behaviors.
Beginning during the Fall of 2021 the group is facilitated by our student assistant professional and a volunteer to bring art activities to youth in both middle school and high school. The group focuses on teaching students about identity, diversity, intersectionality, leaders of social movements, and art skills(watercolor, collage, painting, drawing).
Our prevention club has been in existence for five years and is facilitated by our student assistant program. Students choose projects they are excited about related to their strengths and do community service.
The Shark Garden at New Start High School is accepting art submissions from local youth and community members for the garden fence. Art will be related to gardening, gardens, produce, flowers, nature, wildlife of Puget Sound &, etc. The goal of the Community Art Project is to place a permanent art installation on the New Start Community Garden fence at the New Start High School in Burien that features garden-related art and reflects the culture of the school and the surrounding communities.
The Coalition for Drug-Free Youth & Southwest Youth & Family Services present this five-week program for parents. Learn to: • Help your child to stop, think & control impulses • Communicate peer pressure refusal skills • Understand adolescent brain development & how it affects behaviors • Develop healthy beliefs & clear standards with your family • Strengthen family bonds • Reduce family conflict through anger management
The purpose of this 8-week series is to provide parents the tools to strengthen family ties and provide the tools to learn positive discipline tools. We are partnering with Anita Garcia Morales who has worked on providing these workshops for families for over 20 years