PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Our Prevention Programs

The primary goal of Horizons’ Substance Abuse Prevention programs is to reduce the initiation of alcohol consumption and binge drinking among Middle School, High School, and Transitional aged youth, respectively. Through a combination of evidenced based and high appeal, innovative substance abuse services, practices, and frameworks, the programs focus on building both universal and culturally-relevant protective factors while ameliorating risk factors. Horizons’ prevention programs are in high demand and have been recognized for their ability to bridge culture and innovation with effective and proven strategies within the prevention field.

Contact

Nancy Abdul-Shakur, Program Manager
(415) 487-6714

Prevention Education Programs

The Prevention Education Program offers a myriad of evidenced based and innovative program offerings for both English and monolingual Spanish-speaking youth, ages 10-18, in Elementary, Middle and High School, and their families through a variety of service strategies and modalities:
 

  1. Information Dissemination: providing youth and their families with program and enrollment information via outreach and engagement;
  2. Education: small group/classroom sessions, educational presentations and workshops;
  3. Alternatives/Environmental (EP): youth/adult leadership activities, exploring and addressing norms, access, perceptions, media messaging, and behavior; and
  4. Community Based Process: multi-agency collaboration and coalition building.

Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

Youth ages 10-14 and their parents/guardians (focus on Spanish-speaking families)

Learn skills needed to improve family relationships.

Contact

Hector Ramos, Site Coordinator
(415) 487-6707

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Environmental Prevention San Francisco (EPSF)

Environmental Prevention San Francisco (EPSF)

High school students

Create change in your community and gain skills needed to design community campaigns. Stipends!

Contact

Hector Ramos, Site Coordinator
(415) 487-6707

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EP Event / Campaign Development

EP Event / Campaign Development

Ages 14-19

Learn to produce events and carry out community campaigns. Stipends!

Contact

Christian Cuadrado, Program Coordinator
(415) 487-6703

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Media Messaging /Audio Production

Media Messaging / Audio Production

Ages 12-26

Get in the studio and make music, perform, and build positive media messaging campaigns. Stipends!

Contact

Nancy Abdul-Shakur, Program Manager
(415) 487-6714

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Joven Noble (XICAS)

Joven Noble (XICAS)

Ages 14-18

Learn about healthy relationships, effective communication skills, and issues important to everyday life.

Contact

Donna Saffioti Johnson, Program Manager
(415) 487-6710

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The DJ Project

An urban arts and prevention program built on a hip-hop foundation that uses music to engage youth, giving them opportunities to develop in a context familiar to them. Through the collaboration with our in-house youth workforce development programs, The DJ Project model is a creative learning experience for our hip-hop generation. DJ Project participants have the opportunity to assume leadership roles and opportunities for professional development. The DJ Project consists of two components:

Event Production Crew

Event Production Crew

Ages 14-21

Create, plan, and produce Hip Hop events for the community. Stipends!

Contact

Christian Cuadrado, Program Coordinator
(415) 487-6703

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DJ Class

DJ Class

Ages 12-26

Get on the turntables, learn to scratch, and DJ at live events.

Contact

Nancy Abdul-Shakur, Program Manager
(415) 487-6714

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