Life Skills

LifeSkills Curriculum is currently provided for all 6th grade student at Crescent Elk Middle School and Unchartered Shores Academy in 12 sessions and seven sessions to all 9th grade students at Del Norte High in the mandatory Health Classes.  (Average 450 youth per year)


The new edition of the Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School & High School programs are a groundbreaking substance abuse and violence prevention program based on more than 30 years of rigorous scientific research. Now updated with new graphics, references and statistics, it is proven to be the most effective evidence-based program used in schools today. LifeSkills Training is comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the LifeSkills Training Middle School program also effectively supports the reduction of  violence and other high-risk behaviors.


· Personal Self-Management SkillsStudents develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.

· General Social SkillsStudents gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.

Drug Resistance SkillsStudents build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Paid for by funding from

California Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant