To provide leadership in promoting healthy, drug-free communities.
Programs: The Student Assistance Center at Prevention First is a statewide resource dedicated to building sustainable school-based Student Assistance Programs (SAP) that promote successful student performance and health. In addition to being the only source for SAP training in Illinois, the Center manages the statewide Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) program for hundreds of schools, involving thousands of students.
I served on the board years ago and continue to support PFI to this day. The organization is professionally run and fiscally responsible. They are faithful to their mission and serve as a critical resource to thousands. Having served on several nonprofit boards, I can say this ranks at the top.