IMAP: I Make A Plan
The IMAP program is designed for year-long conversation between educators, students, and parents to help youth plan ahead and be prepared to avoid substance use, abuse, and misuse.
IMAP truly made our students stop and think about WHY it is important to say NO to drugs by allowing for authentic conversation to occur in the classroom. At Evans, we experienced an increase in students reporting possible drug usage among peers. This allowed us to intervene more swiftly and get parents involved in the process. The structure of the lessons are easy to follow and help students be more intentional about their drug-free path and plans for the future.
The teachers enjoyed the IMAP concept during Red Ribbon Week. It was so well received that I’d like to spread it out throughout the coming year, so they can continue to hear the info all year long.
Susán has a powerful message to share with parents and staff. She has presented in several different formats in our district and is able to engage the audience with both her perspective as a parent and the knowledge she has gained as an advocate for substance use prevention education. She will touch your hearts and inspire you to tackle this important work.
I used IMAP in my 6th grade Health classes this year, and we loved it. IMAP gives teachers a guide or "road map" to teach our youth about the importance of saying NO to drug use. Even more importantly, the kids set goals and gave explicit reasons why it is important to stay drug free in their own life. We were able to have meaningful conversations that kept kids highly engaged. Susan's story has great impact, and this curriculum makes it easy to teach and challenge our kids to stay on the right path.