The Anti-Drug Coalition works in partnership with Citrus County Schools on a number of initiatives to improve education for both students, parents, and teachers in the area of drug prevention. The Anti-Drug Coalition is involved in annual events such as Red Ribbon Week, Unity Day, Teen Town Hall, Prom Promise Campaigns, Project Graduation, as well as helping to provide other supplemental curriculum to educate teens about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. This is done through curriculum such as Know the Law taught by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, and other future classes that will be implementing information on Alcohol and Prescription Drug Safety.
Maximum Impact Prevention Leadership Initiative
In order to effectively see change across Citrus County concerning the important issues facing our youth, it starts with a place where teens are able to connect and discuss. Through the Maximum Impact Prevention Leadership Initiative, students can participate in learning about prevention as well as putting it into action.
Reformatted for the 2019-20 School Year, Maximum Impact will help empower students to be actively involved in positive behaviors. The Anti-Drug Coalition will work with existing clubs on certain school campuses to provide teens with the opportunity to undergo Leadership Training in the area of Drug Prevention, and learn how they can not only impact their school, but their community.
The Target Areas that the Maximum Impact Prevention Leadership Initiative will focus on and engage other students, and the community in, are: