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Prevention Programs

Our prevention specialists work with public and private schools throughout south central Pennsylvania to implement research-based prevention programs with fidelity and flexibility.

Programs are free to schools, aligned with PA Academic Standards in multiple subject areas and specially designed to help curb drug and alcohol experimentation and use, increase healthy decision-making and drug refusal skills and dispel myths about addiction.

NEW in 2020-21–Live and recorded virtual options for in-person and remote learning.


  • Alcohol Literacy Challenge, an evidence-based program that combines Alcohol Expectancy Theory with Media Literacy Education to challenge teens’ beliefs about the “benefits” of drinking alcohol. The result is reduced quantity and frequency of alcohol use among high school students after only a 90-minute intervention (two 45-minute sessions). Program targets grades 9-12 and can be delivered in-person by The Learning Lamp’s trained facilitator or accessed online with live or recorded facilitator-led instruction. Available to schools in Cambria and Somerset counties. Click here to view our 2019-20 Outcomes Report.
  • Edventi High School Prevention Curriculum, an evidence-informed, teacher-guided, web-based program for grades 9-12 that features five 45-minute modules. Dynamic videos provide the framework for the interactive lessons, which engage students in examination of nicotine, marijuana, alcohol, opioids, heroin and the brain chemistry of addiction. Students will identify diverse forces that influence drug abuse ranging from media, culture, industry and peers to neuroscience and genetic factors. Program can be used alone or integrated into larger curricular instruction. Available to schools in Cambria and Somerset counties.
  • Everfi AlcoholEdu for High School, an online program of five 20-25 minute web-based sessions that take a public health approach to prevention. The program, which includes optional supplemental in-class activities and a companion parent program, is proven to reduce incidence of and negative consequences associated with underage drinking. Appropriate for grades 9-12. Please Note: Participation in the 2020-21 pilot of AlcoholEdu for HS is limited. Cambria County Schools ONLY.
  • We Know BETter, an evidence-informed, skill-building program that helps youth choose lives FREE of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and recognize how problem gambling and even gaming can trigger addictive responses in the brain. Condensed and reformatted for online access, the program includes six video lessons of 15 minutes or less and covers topics such as media influence on decision making, perception of peer use and the brain science of addiction. WKB is available in Cambria County schools ONLY.

elementary options include:

  • Too Good for Drugs, a comprehensive research-based prevention program is age-appropriate for grades K-2 and FREE to schools in Somerset County. Ten recorded lessons of 20 minutes or less use loveable puppets and kid-friendly workbook activities to introduce and develop social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, regulating emotions, and communicating effectively. In the youngest grades, the lessons also develop an understanding of what is healthy to put in the body and what is not. This foundation prepares students for discussions about tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use in later elementary years.

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To schedule a program or for more information, please contact Lisa at 814-262-0732 x249 or email lstofko@thelearninglamp.org.

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Every parent wants a great first classroom experience for their child. At The Learning Lamp, we’re working toward the same goal. Our caring and experienced teachers help your child gain the skills needed to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. In our preschool classrooms, children are engaged in hands-on learning activities. Programs located in Richland, Westmont, Johnstown, Bedford, Everett, Northern Cambria, Claysburg, Jennerstown, Somerset, Rockwood and Connellsville. Register today! Call 814-262-0732 x289. ... See MoreSee Less

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Do we have a start date for the connellsville branch yet?