it helps

My [RY] class has helped me so much not just in school but in life. It helped me… see that I didn’t need drugs or alcohol to get by. I say this class is awesome and that other students should have a chance to experience what I have.


RY Student, Sigourney, IA

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Logo - RY ProgramReconnecting Youth (RY) is an award-winning, prevention program that helps at-risk youth achieve in school and decrease their drug use, anger, depression, and emotional distress. Designed as a semester-long class offered for school credit, the RY curriculum focuses on skills training within the context of peer group and adult support. Read about the Research Supporting RY.

Logo - CAST ProgramCoping and Support Training (CAST) is a proven prevention program for students at risk. CAST is a 12-lesson skills training program used by schools, community centers, and youth-oriented agencies. It is appropriate for middle or high school-aged youth. Read about the Research Supporting CAST.

The RY and CAST curricula align with the National Health Education Standards of CDC’s School Health Education Resources.