The DC Prevention Center Wards 1 & 2, funded by DC Behavioral Health, is hosted at the Latin American Youth Center.
The Ward 1 & 2 DC Prevention Center (DCPC) serves as a dynamic hub that engages, supports, and helps connect the many community elements that are needed for promoting healthy children, youth, and families as well as a drug-free District of Columbia.
The DCPC is designed to strengthen and mobilize communities to prevent substance abuse amongst youth in Wards 1 and 2 by:
- Disseminating Education & Increasing Awareness about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs;
- Identifying Community Leaders & Building Community Prevention Networks to prevent substance abuse in their communities;
- Facilitating Community Conversations & Coordinating Community Forums to strengthen community capacity and address priority risk and protective factors; and
- Providing Training & Technical Assistance for Community Prevention Networks.
Youth In Action
- Between the ages of 13-18 years old
- Willing to commit to attending 90% of the sessions of the Fall 2014 (October-December) Cohort which will meet twice a week from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm and some Saturdays.
- Interested in learning about Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD), and in developing leadership and peer education skills
- Self-motivated and responsible
- Positive attitude and desire to learn
- Download and complete ALL application forms
- 2 short Essays – 250 words each
- Official School Transcript with GPA
- 1 Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
- Copy of Class Schedule
- Interview (to be scheduled)
- Comprehensive Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Education
- Hourly stipend of $10 per hour (4 hours per week)
- Internship Hours (with approval of school)
- Leadership development and peer education training
- Transportation stipend available
- Snacks available at each session
Mary Jo Vazquez
Director of the DC Prevention Center Wards 1& 2
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:26