Johnny’s Ambassadors, Inc. is actively seeking funding to continue the development and roll-out of our teen online marijuana curriculum to individuals, DFCs, schools, youth groups, and clubs. Due to the current political narrative and legalization in some states, many adolescents and teens believe there’s no harm in using marijuana products. Johnny’s Ambassadors’ main program goal is to educate teens on the scientific dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana products on the young mind. Even marijuana flower is extremely potent, with some varieties topping 40% THC, and dabs, wax, and shatter can be 90%+ THC.
This is a research-based, evidence-informed, online curriculum targeted toward 7th and 8th graders, with a parallel track for parents and educators. The training is 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!
“I think this will be an educational and eye opening course for so many students. The visuals such as the white board videos, quizzes and stories add so much engagement and interaction with the material. The non-judgmental and strengths-based approach makes my social worker heart happy! I wish there was a course such as this when I was an adolescent.” – Olivia W, MSW Clinical Intern
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!