Prevention@EMU is a dynamic program with the primary mission of educating youth and community members on how to make low-risk choices when it comes to using substances. We immerse ourselves in schools and community programs to offer evidence based curriculum on site. We provide all facilitators and materials to each site that we work with to make it easier to access this imperative information. All staff is certified in all evidence based curriculum along with Certified Prevention Specialists and a clinical social worker on staff.


Our Programming

Prime For Life(Ages 11+)

Prime For Life® provides a judgment-free way of understanding how alcohol and drug-related problems develop, what we can do to prevent them, and why sometimes we need help. This is a universal curriculum that can be useful for many age groups. This curriculum is taught in 4.5 hours. This can be spread out in any increment based on site needs.

Prevention Theatre Collective(Ages 14-18)

PTC is a theatre-based peer to peer outreach program designed to shift attitudes and behaviors around drug and alcohol use subsequently improving the overall health and wellness of Washtenaw County area high schools. PTC frames its approach around Botvin LifeSkillS Training (LST) Transitions which is a highly interactive, skills-based curriculum designed to promote positive health and personal development. This program helps young adults navigate the transition into the workforce and/or higher education. LST Transitions helps participants achieve competency in the skills that not only are key to success but also have been found to reduce and prevent substance use and violence - an evidenced-based interventions.

Botvin Lifeskills Transitions:(Ages 14-18)

 The LifeSkills Training Transitions program uses a developmentally appropriate, integrated approach designed to strengthen abilities in the following areas:Personal Self-Management Skills, General Social Skills and Drug Resistance Skills. This is an 8 hour curriculum that can be broken down to fit the needs of any site.

Botvin Lifeskills Middle School:(Ages 11-14)

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.



Active School Programs:

  • Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education (WAVE)
  • Washtenaw International Middle Academy (WIMA)
  • EMU's Early College Alliance
  • Ypsilanti Community Schools
  • Eastern Michigan University

Previous Program Partners:

  • Ann Arbor Community High School 
  • Skyline High School
  • Saline High School




Contact Us

Ariel Pompey
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Amber Horwitz 
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