YPI program services are designed to prevent or interrupt the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) by youth and young adults who are showing early warning signs of substance use and/or exhibiting other at-risk problem behaviors in order to stop the progression and escalation of use and related problems.
YPI program provides evidence-based curriculum prevention education to middle school and high school students; Disseminates information to provide awareness and knowledge of ATOD use, abuse and/or HIV infection; conducts minors and tobacco prevention presentations in schools and community sites; alternative activities and tobacco alternative activities designed to encourage and foster bonding with peers, family and community; problem identification and referral designed to ensure participant and/or family member is provided with information and resources to ensure access to appropriate level and type of services needed by youth and/or their families; community-based process activities; and environmental and social policy activities.
Primary population includes youth 11-17 years of age (6th – 12th grades) and young adults 18-21 years of age that are still in high school. The secondary population includes the parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings of the youth.
Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
5510 N. Cage Blvd., Suite C
Pharr, TX 78577
Satellite Sites: 1617 E. Tyler, Suite D
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 787-7111 ext. 296
DSHS Funded Grant