Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Programs
Tobacco Cessation & Curriculum Programs
TUPE SERVICES OFFERED:
Cessation Program that provides resources to help stop using tobacco
Cessation Program that serves as an alternative to suspension when students get caught using tobacco products at school
Prevention Curriculum Programs
Classroom curriculum that helps prevents and reduces tobacco use for students
Classroom curriculum that helps prevent drug and tobacco abuse prevention
Curriculum that is used with pregnant minor for tobacco prevention
TUPE ADVISORY COUNCIL/COLLABORATION MEETINGS
(Parents and students are invited to attend)
The TUPE Advisory Committee comprised of district staff, school staff,
community members, parents and students meet 3 times a year at
the District Office, PDC Building.
CALIFORNIA OF AWARENESS ACTIVITIES:
RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is devoted to creating a healthy, drug-free future of America, Government, business, education, and community leaders will work together to deliver a powerful message encouraging all your students to make smart, drug-free choices.
GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT DAY (GRADES 6-12)
Every year on third Thursday of the November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancers Society’s Great American Smoke-out. They may use the date as a plan to quit, or adopt a smoker and support them in quitting on that day. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps people know about the many tools they can use to quit for good.
KICK BUTTS DAY (GRADES 6-12)
Kick Butts Day is a day for activism and is officially one day each year to fight to make the next generation tobacco-free and to raise awareness of tobacco problems in the community.
LOSE THE CHEW DAY (GRADES 6-12)
Lose the Chew Day is celebrated as an annual awareness for students and community to deter away from using chewing tobacco. It urges users towards a step to a healthy future.
Youth Development Programs
Goals for Life Mentoring Program (Grades 6-8)
The Goals for Life (GFL) program is a youth development program wherein form NFL players teach youth the skills and strategies for success with a goal setting workshop for at-risk students and those most at-risk (with discipline/truancy issues and /or demonstrating mal-adaptive behaviors) for tobacco, drug and alcohol use. GFL assists the students with integrity, self-esteem, self-discipline, preparation, perseverance, and confidence that help youth to say no to tobacco, drug and alcohol use and to do well academically.
Friday Night Live (Grades 7-12)
The Friday Night Live (FNL) Mentoring Program operates out of the Division, Parent and Community Services within the Los Angeles County Office of Education to provide tobacco, alcohol and drug prevention information to students in 7th-12th grades. Youth participating in the program will engage in peer mentoring partnerships to tobacco prevention education and positive supportive role modeling so that students may be less likely to engage in problematic risky behaviors and more likely to achieve in school. High school students will learn and implement a tobacco prevention curriculum to their mentees.
Alejandra Plata, TUPE Coordinator, Ext. 102076
Elisa Alday, TUPE Clerk, Ext. 102221