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Positive Potential

Program Components

Program Objectives

The goals of Positive Potential are to:

  1. Reduce the occurrence of sexual intercourse.
  2. Reduce the occurrence of other risky behaviors, such as peer violence and the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs.
  3. Impact psychosocial factors related to positive youth development by focusing on positive school performance, parent-adolescent communication, positive goal orientation, and positive attitudes, knowledge and skills to enable risk reduction behaviors.


Program Content

The Positive Potential program is based on psychosocial theoretical models of planned change interventions for adolescents. The curriculum focuses on promoting attitudes, skills, and behaviors that support positive youth development. Health activities and exercises focus on avoiding risky behaviors, such as use of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, fighting, and bullying.


Program Methods

The program is delivered in group sessions in the classroom. Additionally, students participate in activities and readings about avoiding risk and promoting developmental health through take home "charges", and discussions with adults and peers.