Sunny’s Story

A drug prevention book written by a mother who lost her son to a drug overdose from the viewpoint of the family beagle, Sunny. It's a great learning tool for kids, parents, teachers, and others.

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Educational Programs & Curriculum

Learn more about Courage to Speak® substance use prevention education programs for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

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Courage to Speak®Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night

“Save a Child’s Life Night”

It’s about one thing…

Children and parents talking openly and honestly about the dangers of drugs. That is the most important goal of the Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night.

Among the hundreds of individuals who come together to support the students are parents, educators, school officials, law enforcement, local and state government representatives and clergy. Community Leaders and Students Take the Microphone and Speak Out about Drug Use. By helping our students become powerful advocates for prevention and outstanding mentors for their younger siblings and friends, we hope to eradicate the problem of drug and alcohol use among young people.

The Annual Courage to Speak® Empowering Youth to be Drug-free Family Night is an exciting media event that offers a complimentary dinner and celebrates the commitment of the students that have participated in the Courage To Speak® Drug Prevention Curriculum in classes at their school.

Students in grades 4 – 7:

  • Speak out about drug prevention
  • Vow to live drug free
  • Display drug prevention posters and art they created in the classroom.

The evening features the nationally renowned Courage To Speak® Presentation, delivered by Ginger Katz, Courage to Speak® Founder and CEO, which provides a first hand understanding of substance abuse and its impact on families. This real life story with its prevention message has been heard by over a million people across the country.

Open and honest conversations begin between adults and children about drug abuse and other issues facing youth today and effective environmental strategies to strengthen drug prevention within the community. The Courage to Speak® Foundation model engages home, school and community to take action and help build drug free environments.