Prevention Services


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 electionic newsletter

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

Click to access the Project ALERT Curriculum Alignment