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Youth Gambling Prevention Programs

The Learning Lamp offers gambling prevention programs for students in all age groups.

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2M2L logoToo Much To Lose (2M2L) is a Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs-approved curriculum developed to address problem gambling among youth. Through interactive games, activities, and class discussions the recurring, classroom-based program for grades 9-12 educates young people about the dangers of problem gambling and provides information that will guide students in making healthy life decisions.

Aligned with State Standards - 2M2L is aligned with PA Academic Standards in Health, Safety and Physical Education.

A Format to Meet Your Needs - In five sessions 2M2L, students will:

  • clearly define gambling and types of gambling
  • understand that results of games of chance are independent and random
  • discuss risk factors that contribute to problem gambling
  • learn the different phases of gambling addiction
  • explore the behavioral changes that occur during gambling addiction
  • learn refusal skills, tools and resources

The program is delivered in partnership with Cambria County Drug and Alcohol Program.

Schedule a Program Today - To schedule 2M2L or for more information, please contact Lisa at 814-262-0732 x249 or email her at lstofko@thelearninglamp.org.

Kids Don’t Gamble…Wanna Bet?

Kids Don’t Gamble…Wanna Bet? is a comprehensive research-based prevention program available to elementary and middle school students in Cambria County. The program is delivered in partnership with Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program.

Aligned with State Standards - Wanna Bet? is an interdisciplinary program designed to discourage underage gambling through improved critical thinking and problem solving. Students explore age-appropriate, real-world issues associated with games of chance within the context of math, language, science, health, life skills and social studies. The curriculum is aligned with PA Core Standards in health, math and statistics and probability.

Making a Difference - Recent outcomes indicate the program is making a difference for area youth.

  • Up to a 10 percent increase in students’ knowledge of common risk factors for becoming a problem gambler
  • Nearly 20 percent increase in students’ perceptions linking frequent gambling to increased risk of harm.
  • Many students reported a change of attitude about whether it’s okay to gamble with friends.

A Format to Meet Your Needs - Our free youth gambling prevention program is available in several formats:

  • 5 to 6 session programs delivered during health classes or another time
  •  Single session presentations for high school students, parent and community groups
  • Staffed information table at your school’s community events or health/community fairs
  • Professional development sessions for your teachers

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

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