In its fourth year, the YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program was created to reduce violence and bullying and to improve the overall health of children and youth in elementary, middle or high schools. YouthAlert! personnel present this program to any number of children or youth. Extra attention during these presentations is given to male youth and U.S. minorities.
YouthAlert! is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that is, first, and foremost, a community outreach program that brings community speakers from our six YouthAlert! Violence Prevention Events and Forums to students. It also helps youth connect to local and national support and intervention services. The program is continual and interactive, using current technology for out-of-school learning and lesson plans for in-school learning.
YouthAlert! follows a lesson plan that is aligned with the National Health Education Standards followed by most U.S. public schools. The program is also overseen by a YouthAlert! Advisory Board of health and education professionals and follows an evidence-based blueprint with outcome evaluations recommended by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention.
YouthAlert! program subjects include domestic violence, dating violence, bullying, suicide/self harm, gang violence, sexual violence, school violence, child abuse, neglect, elder abuse, safe surroundings and more. Over half of the program deals with youth violence prevention. Other sessions cover all other youth health advocacy and prevention topics, including mental, physical and social health; substance abuse; unintentional injuries; diet; poverty; and consumerism.
To date, the programs have been presented in schools in Bardstown, Lexington and Louisville, the University of Louisville and several youth detention centers across the state.
YouthAlert! Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program pricing (discount pricing displayed is 50 percent of regular pricing – pricing good for 90 days):
$500 – One full day of class-size, one-hour sessions. Approximately seven classes/sessions per day, approximately 100 students. Or $500 for one-day assembly presentation. Cost per student $5.
$1,000 – Two full days of class-size, two-hour sessions per day, approximately 100 students. Or $1,000 for two-day assembly presentation. Cost per student $10.
$1,500 – Three full days of class-size, three-hour sessions per day, approximately 100 students. Or $1,500 for three-day assembly presentation. Cost per student $15.
$500 – One full day, class-size, one-subject, one-hour sessions to choose from. Approximately seven classes/sessions per day, approximately 100 students. Cost per student $5.
$500 – One day, two 90-minute Bullying Prevention presentations for elementary schools. One for upper primary and one for intermediate grades, approximately 200 students. Cost per student $2.50.
Attached is our 22-page 2015/2016 School-Year Survey Summary Report of our in-school YouthAlert! Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program for Louisville and Kentucky. Dated March 26, 2016, it includes 3,593 student/youth surveys and the 59 teachers/hosts surveys for 24 public schools, and their 35 school presentations.