Additional Places to Turn for More Information

Above the Influence

Everyone experiences pressure in life, some of it good, some of it bad. The goal of Above the Influence is to help teens stand up to negative pressures or influences. The more aware you are of the influences around you, the better prepared you will be to face them, including the pressure to use alcohol and drugs. By giving you a new perspective and the latest facts, Above the Influence will provide you with the tools you need to make your own smart decisions.

Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

Job training, resume writing, interview skills, GED classes

The Cool Spot

The Cool Spot was created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and is designed to give youth a clearer picture about alcohol use among their peers.

Drugs & Health Blog

The Drugs & Health Blog is written by a team of NIDA scientists, science writers, and public health analysts of all ages. The purpose of the blog is to connect youth with the latest scientific research and news to support young people’s healthy, smart decisions.

Douglas County Libraries GED test prep

Each library offers FREE GED test preparation.

Friends of Horses (Centennial)

A great volunteer opportunity with horses.

NIDA for Teens

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for Teens educates teens (as well as parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse.

Kompound Training Center

Martial arts studio in Littleton and Denver that has an after school mentoring program.

Praying Hands Ranch (Parker)

Great volunteer opportunity for any youth who like horses.

Snag a Job

Helpful website for finding available jobs including jobs for youth.

Too Smart to Start

A public education initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)