Our Prevention Programs
The primary goal of Horizons’ Substance Use 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 use 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.
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:
- Information Dissemination: providing youth and their families with program and enrollment information via outreach and engagement;
- Education: small group/classroom sessions, educational presentations and workshops;
- Alternatives/Environmental (EP): youth/adult leadership activities, exploring and addressing norms, access, perceptions, media messaging, and behavior; and
- Community Based Process: multi-agency collaboration and coalition building.
Strengthening Families Program (SFP)
Environmental Prevention San Francisco (EPSF)
EP Event / Campaign Development
Media Messaging /Audio Production
Joven Noble (XICAS)
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