What is Impact Youth?
Universal vs. Indicated
How can I schedule with Impact Youth?
Impact Youth programs are programs which promote a proactive process to address health and wellness for youth, families, and communities by enhancing protective factors that increase knowledge, skills, and attitudes for making healthy choices. Services address the State's four prevention priorities: underage alcohol use, tobacco and nicotine products use, marijuana and other cannabinoids use, and prescription drug misuse.
Impact Youth Ector County is a Youth Prevention Universal (YPU) program.
Impact Youth Midland County is a Youth Prevention Indicated (YPI) program.
Universal prevention programs provide universal services utilizing associated strategies to broad populations without consideration of individual differences in risk for substance use and misuse. Universal prevention strategies take the broadest approach and are designed to reach entire groups or populations, e.g. schools, workplaces, whole communities.
Indicated programs provide individualized services related to substance use and misuse that address specific risk conditions. Indicated prevention strategies target individuals due to initiative behaviors and/or related risk factors that place the individual at an elevated risk for substance use and misuse.
Impact Youth Ector County provides "Too Good For Drugs" curriculum in participating schools in Ector County; Impact Youth Midland County provides CBSG youth Connection" curriculum in scheduled schools in Midland County. Additionally, these programs provide individual presentations per request.
For more information, contact Prevention Programs Director, Mellessa Brenem at or (432) 333-4100.