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    Youth Excellence
    Program (YEP Broward)

    Youth Excellence Program (YEP Broward)

    Who we serve
    Middle and high schoolers
    Broward County
    What we do
    In-school life skills and substance abuse prevention program
    Youth Excellence Program (YEP Broward)

    Underage drinking and drug use can affect anyone. Nearly every child is exposed to violence, stress, anger, drugs, drinking and poverty; if not in their neighborhood then through other classmates or in the media. Youth with poor school attendance, low academic performance, low income, recent immigration, or at-risk of abuse/neglect are at greater risk for substance use.

    YEP is under Positive Youth Development in our Five Pillars of Service and is an in-school program that teaches elementary, middle and high school students skills, strategies and tools to resist drugs including marijuana, opiates, alcohol and other mind altering substances. We also teach about the dangers of tobacco.

    Our Youth Prevention Specialists teach students positive ways to cope with stress and help them learn what works best for them as individuals.  We show youth to stand up for themselves in positive ways and build self-confidence to carry with them for life. Some students receive individual support and services if needed.

    YEP is funded by United Way of Broward, and DCF to provide substance abuse prevention services.


    Click here to check out our Substance Abuse Prevention Campaign.


    Have a question about this program?

    Our Program Manager would be more than happy to contact you.

    contact Carline Nozile