Gained through the most intensive and comprehensive health and safetytraining program of its kind.
Enroll in the STEPS Program. All costs are underwritten by our corporate sponsors. All teenagers are eligible.
Guided in important safety areas by teenagers who have completed the STEPS Program.
will be given to youth who complete the program. This will help students to find part-time jobs while they continue their studies. The training certifications will also help to prepare them to enter the workforce safely. Young people want their independence and having a job is very important to them. Having a job will also serve to steer young people away from criminal pathways.
hours will be awarded for completion of STEPS Program. Please ask your teacher to include STEPS as your community project of choice.
can be difficult for young people for many reasons. It has been said that the most difficult time in a person's life is when they must choose a career path during adolescence. A section of our website is devoted to providing career information for students.
Volunteering can be a wonderful experience for many young people. Many professionals begin their careers because of volunteering that they did in their youth. Our founder was one of these people. YOU too can realize your dream and we want to help you wherever you are in life.
are being arranged with corporate sponsors to give participants some cool free stuff!
is a wonderful way for youth to expand their social circles, develop new skills, gain work experience, and helps to foster an attitude of civic responsibility.
The Truth About Substance Abuse
When our task force began compiling statements from law enforcement and health care experts on the harmful effects of substance abuse, this one statement from U.S. Homeland Security Investigator Chris Cappannelli stood out from the rest:
My career in U.S. Federal border enforcement, with significant experience interacting with drug smugglers, dealers, and users, has taught me that illegal drug use never ends well.
“Taking any street drug is playing Russian Roulette – there is ZERO quality control by ANY scientist or governmental authority; just ONE ‘experiment’, ONE time, can KILL you or damage you for life.
Even legal drugs not prescribed to you can do immense harm. There is no way to know, if a doctor hasn’t examined you and is aware of your medical history, what effect drugs like Xanax or Oxycontin can have on you (never mind the risk of dependency or overdose from opioids). For young adult men, the desire for strength and attractiveness have caused some to turn to anabolic steroids (‘juicing’) for a ‘quick fix’ without recognizing the consequences – unclean needles leading to HIV or hepatitis, liver damage, and testicular dysfunction.
If you are tempted to try illegal drugs or to drink to excess – DON’T; if you have a problem, seek help – IMMEDIATELY. But please, PLEASE do not throw away your future on what you THINK makes you feel good; there are MANY other choices that WILL make you feel and BE good without the risk of psychosis, injury, or death.”
Chris Cappannelli ( Investigator / 30-year U.S. law enforcement official )