Youth Programs


FYI’s Youth Programs are evidence based risk reduction classes for Chaffee County youth. FYI helps facilitates universal prevention programs for middle school & high school students. As well as targeted youth classes for youth that are engaged in high risk behaviors.

Chaffee FYI 2019-2020 classes include:



Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse universal prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations. 

Rather than merely teaching information about the dangers of drug abuse, LST promotes healthy alternatives to risky behavior through activities designed to:

  • Teach students the necessary skills to resist peer pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs

  • Help students to develop greater self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Enable students to effectively cope with anxiety

  • Increase students knowledge of the immediate consequences of substance abuse

  • Enhance cognitive and behavioral competency to reduce and prevent a variety of health risk behaviors.

Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TND)


TND is an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program that reduces and prevents teen drinking, smoking, marijuana, and other hard drug use through building interpersonal skills. It consists of a series of 12 lessons designed to prevent or reduce alcohol, tobacco & drug use and other high risk behaviors. The classes are interactive and engaging. The course may include 8 hours of community service.  Learn more about Project “TND”

Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT)


MRT is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approach combines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth. MRT takes the form of group counseling using structured group exercises and prescribed homework assignments. MRT includes 20 hours of community service. This program allows students to go at their own pace to develop accountability, trustworthiness and goals for their future. Learn more about MRT.

For more information please contact:

Cassie Stauch- 719-530-2582

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