Project ALERT


Project ALERT is a free classroom-based substance abuse prevention curriculum for grades 7-8 students that has been proven to reduce the experimental and continued use of drugs.  Through a series of comprehensive lessons, Project ALERT motivates students against drug use, cultivates new non-use attitudes, and equips teens with the skills and strategies they’ll use to resist drugs. 
Teachers can be trained in Project ALERT through the online self-paced training.  Lesson plans are web-based and downloadable.  These lesson plans also include supporting videos and posters.  Project ALERT includes:

  • Fourteen eReader lesson plans
  • Eight online interactive student videos
  • Twelve projectable classroom posters
  • Online teacher training
  • A certificate of training completion
  • Toll-free phone support and online technical assistance
  • An electronic newsletter

Project ALERT lessons have been aligned to the SD Language Arts Core Content Standards.

Click to access the Project ALERT Curriculum Alignment