The Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation, Inc. — established by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to fund programs that support alcohol safety and underage drinking prevention — today announced the AlcoholEdu for High School online curriculum is once again available at no cost for all public and private high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties for the 2019-2020 school year.
The alcohol safety education initiative, funded by the Foundation in partnership with Step Up For Students, has already impacted nearly 3,600 students across 46 high schools in South Florida since the kickoff of the program in 2017.
This is the fourth academic year the Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation has funded the program in South Florida.
Developed by education technology company EVERFI, AlcoholEdu for High School is a 90-minute, interactive course that engages students with science-based alcohol education and interactive exercises, providing an individualized experience that changes perceptions, motivates behavior change and supports healthier decisions regarding alcohol.
AlcoholEdu for High School takes a public health approach to alcohol education in schools, incorporating evidence-based prevention methods to create results. Through this scalable online program, schools can reach all students with a consistent message.
After completing the course this past 2018-2019 school year, more than 1,700 participating students in South Florida showed knowledge gains of 36% around topics such as the dangers of drinking and refusal skills, the organization says. Most students left the course indicating that they were better prepared to recognize and prevent potentially dangerous situations such as drinking and driving.