Johnny’s Ambassadors, Inc. is actively seeking funding to continue the development of our teen online marijuana curriculum. Because of the current political narrative and legalization in some states, many adolescents and teens perceive there is no harm in using marijuana products. Johnny’s Ambassadors’ main program goal is to educate teens on the proven dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana products on the young mind, such as dabs, wax, and shatter. Even marijuana flower is extremely potent, with some varieties topping 40% THC.
This will be a research-based, evidence-informed, online curriculum targeted toward 7th and 8th graders, with a parallel track for parents and educators. The training will be built on an innovative, mobile Learning Management System, which will be available to any teen with any device. We want to provide this education to a half-million teens in three years at NO CHARGE, thanks to our generous donors and funders. Please help!
Here is a sample of what our team is building:
We will use a modular approach of short lessons. Students can take the course online at home with their parents, at school with a teacher in a health class, at youth group, community clubs, during access in their homerooms, etc.
Module 1 has 8 lessons:
|1. Marijuana & THC & CBD: Same and Different|
|2. Types & Potency of Marijuana|
|3. Are THC and Marijuana Addictive? Can Marijuana & THC Kill me? Facts Vs. Fiction|
|4. Marijuana and Brain Development at Ages 13 – 18|
|5. Is Marijuana Medicine?|
|6. Marijuana and Mental Illness: Psychosis and Schizophrenia|
|7. Can Marijuana Cause Suicide?|
|8. My Brain’s Main Job: You are your Brain’s BFF|
Module 2 has 5 lessons:
|1. Choosing Friends|
|2. Setting Goals (short & long-term)|
|3. Self-Regulation & Boundaries|
|4. Recognizing Risky Situations and Refusal Skills|
|5. Communicating with Parents/Caregivers|
We will seek to reduce the gap in the perception of harm and the actual harm of youth marijuana use. We are seeking contributions and/or grants from individuals and organizations with a heart for youth substance abuse, mental health, and suicide prevention. We welcome your donations of any amount.
For questions, please email [email protected]. Thank you!