Being Outstanding Leaders Together Against Drugs and Alcohol (BOLT) offers free online trainings and resources to increase the capacity of middle school prevention professionals as they work to reduce youth substance use among their students. BOLT materials align with the Virginia Department of Education Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Standards of Learning (SOLs) and support middle school prevention activities including in-classroom curriculum instruction and participation in substance use awareness weeks.
Through BOLT students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the body and brain as well as identify substance use consequences
- Understand the importance of peer leadership and positive decision making
- Recognize youth substance use influences and the key concepts of social providing and peer pressure
BOLT materials can be incorporated into both in-person and distance learning lesson plans. Classroom resources can be presented through screen share or worksheets can be uploaded to your school’s online platform for distribution. For information on participating in substance use prevention awareness campaigns virtually, visit each hosting organization’s website for details.