MCSAP has implemented the Project Northland Curriculum, which uses grade-specific tasks to reach young people when they are most likely to try alcohol. This year, many students were taught using the Project Northland Curriculum.

6th Grade

130 students

Slick Tracy is a four-week program that provides a way for students and parents to discuss alcohol-related issues. Comic strips and interactive activities make this curriculum fun and engaging. The program ends with individual research projects that are presented at a poster fair to parents and community members.

7th Grade

120 students

Amazing Alternatives is an eight-session curriculum that utilizes peer-led activities such as group discussion, class games, role plays, and peer-made audio tapes to delay the onset of alcohol use. Students are taught skills to identify and resist pressure to use alcohol, encourage alcohol-free alternatives, and change the acceptability of alcohol use.

8th Grade

145 students

During this eight-session program, students work in small groups to reinforce the messages learned during Slick Tracy and Amazing Alternatives and to learn about the groups, both professional and political, in their communities that influence the alcohol use of adolescents. Students work on projects that encourage them to be positive influences in their communities, schools, peer groups, and with younger students and siblings.

High School

565 students

Class Action shows students the social and legal consequences of teenage alcohol use. Students are divided into groups and each group is given a hypothetical civil case to prepare and present. Cases include Drinking and Driving on Trial, Binge-drinking on Trial, and Drinking and Violence on Trial. The goal of Class Action is to change the social norms surrounding alcohol use.

Other activities

  • Implemented Fairmont Area High School’s Community Service Day
  • MCSAP held monthly meetings to discuss resources and strategies for preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Martin County
  • Coalition staff attended multiple training sessions
  • Conducted a community readiness survey to understand Martin County law enforcement’s perceptions of alcohol and drug use
  • Conducted a student survey to understand students’ perceptions of alcohol and drug use, as well as the actual behaviors of students regarding alcohol and drug use