We are seeking funding to develop our main online educational programming for teens on the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on the developing adolescent mind. The training will be built on a high-tech, innovative 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!
We will use a modular approach of short lessons targeted toward 7th and 8th graders (13-14 years old). Students can take the course online at home with their parents, at school with a teacher in a health class, at youth group, Boys & Girls Club, 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 in marijuana and the actual harm of 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!