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Student-Led Prevention of Adolescent Risk Behaviors

Empowering students to be actively involved in reducing the incidences

of risky behaviors among their peers.

FOCUS schools have access to:

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Strategic Resources

Current research data, statistics, and resources are made exclusively available to FOCUS facilitators so you know how to have those hard conversations.


FOCUS Rallies

Statewide youth rallies are available for students in Grades 7-12.


Experienced Speakers

Call upon any of our well-experienced speakers to address your students.









What would you do if you knew? How could you help?

Be supported and equipped to encourage

students to make safe decisions.


Ada Ruth Huntley

Former FOCUS President

"I am incredibly thankful to have participated in the FOCUS program throughout high school. I learned so much about myself and the world around me, and it taught me how to address difficult topics introspectively and with others. It truly helped shape me into the leader than I am today."


Amy McCreless

"Many students who have often hidden their pain behind smiles or kept quietly to themselves have  come forward to share that they finally felt like they were being heard and understood. FOCUS provides a niche like no other as students form bonds once they realize that they truly have common ground during their challenging teen years."

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Lewis Bitticks
Senior, Jacksonville High School

“FOCUS has been a big blessing in my life. It has helped me develop communication skills and relationships with others. I’ve made some lifelong friends and have also learned some important life lessons while being in it. I will hold FOCUS near to my heart forever.”

Decrease youth risk behaviors at your school!



Register your school online. Membership is free!



Get the word out to your school and community of your new FOCUS Program!



Receive an Implementation Guide, Character Traits and Quotes, PowerPoint presentations, Certificates for students, student webcasts, and more.

FOCUS is being replicated through the state of Alabama and has involved schools or educators from all 67 counties. FOCUS partners with the Alabama State Department of Education, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Caring Foundation, Addiction Prevention Coalition of Birmingham, Children's Policy Council, and several other community-based organizations.

A trained staff is available to assist schools in Grades 7-12 with implementation of FOCUS! Membership is Free! As part of our network, FOCUS Facilitators have access to our electronic publications and informational resources, including: Facilitator Training modules, Implementation Guide, Character Traits and Quotes, PowerPoint presentations, Certificates for students, use of FOCUS logo, student webcasts, and other resources.

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