The SMARTMoves (Skills Mastery and
Resistance Training) prevention/education program is an award-winning
drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. More than simply
emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young
people ages 6-15 how to say no by involving them in discussion
and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills,
developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills
and analyzing media and peer influence.
SMARTMoves is unique among prevention
programs in that:
It is the only national program that provides solutions
to the problems of alcohol, tobacco, drug
use and teen
pregnancy in one comprehensive curriculum.
It uses a team of staff, parents, community representatives
and older Club members and teen leaders
to teach valuable
skills, provide positive peer pressure
It actively involves parents and families in the
It is incorporated into all Club activities and programs.
SMARTMoves has received many
national awards and been:
Recognized as one of 10 exemplary primary
prevention programs by the U.S. Office
Abuse Prevention, the National Association
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, and
the National Prevention Network.
Lauded as a premier national prevention program by the
White House Conference for a Drug-Free
America as well
as the Children's Defense Fund.
Cited for its parent-training component by the Office of the
Inspector General of the U.S. Department
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which
includes Americorps, Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America,
has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to fund 10
Native American Boys & Girls Clubs to become pilot sites for
the award-winning SMARTMoves program.
That funding will also help start eight new Clubs on Indian
lands and strengthen outreach programs at 36 existing Native
American Boys & Girls Clubs.