March 2023

Too Good for Drugs- Curriculum for Schools

Our partners at McKinney ISD are vital in our substance abuse prevention efforts. We are excited to be working with teachers, counselors, staff, resource officers, and administration to provide the best information and resources to our McKinney campuses from elementary to high school.

At McKinney Drug Free Youth, we have been pleased to partner this year with counselors and teachers at Evans Middle School to implement Too Good For Drugs curriculum for students in grade 6. This curriculum guides students as they learn important life skills like making decisions, communicating, and having healthy relationships. These protective factors help students live healthy and productive lives into adulthood. If you are interested in having Too Good For Drugs taught to students in your school or other group setting, please contact Karin Sanchez at karin@drugfreemckinney.org. We look forward to helping our youth make healthy decisions and live long and productives lives!

The Texas Joint Counterdrug Taskforce has developed a curriculum to facilitate the discussion on the dangers of Fentanyl and counterfeit pills with students 6-12. The curriculum has been developed as a train the trainer program for counseling staff or School Resource Officers to disseminate to students in their schools. The curriculum has been developed to meet the Texas TEKS Health standard 6-12 and the National Health Education Standards. Please contact Joshua Reyes at Joshua.Reyes@texomahidta.org for further details!


McKinney’s Project Graduation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that began in 2004 with the goal of providing a FREE all night event for the more than 1,600 graduation seniors.

When: May 26, 2023 - from 10:00 pm to 5:00am
Where: McKinney ISD Stadium
Who: Free to all MISD 2023 graduating seniors

Graduates from McKinney High, North and Boyd high schools can socialize, play games, listen to music, eat, and win awesome prizes in an alcohol and drug free environment. Project Graduation is aimed at keeping McKinney students and the community safe. Check out how you can help at http://mckinneys-project-graduation.com

National Drugs & Alcohol Facts Week: March 20-26

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is March 20-26 this year. Please help us share facts about drugs, alcohol, and addiction with your neighbors, students, and friends. NDAFW is an annual, week-long health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. NDAFW provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners to help advance the science and address youth drug and alcohol use in communities and nationwide. Find lots of great resources for use in classrooms or community groups and conversation starters for parents. All lessons are based on national science and education standards and were developed by scientists from leading universities and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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