When Youth PROSPER, We All Do.
Kids, parents, families, and communities all benefit from PROSPER.
PROSPER, or PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience, supports the delivery of evidence-based programs for middle-school students and their families. PROSPER is backed by science: our partnership approach to implementing evidence-based programs has been tested and proven to help prevent alcohol and other substance use, aggression, and delinquency by giving kids and parents the skills they need.
PROSPER was designed by scientists at Penn State and Iowa State Universities in 2001. Penn State continues to deliver PROSPER programs across Pennsylvania’s communities today. PROSPER partnerships between schools, communities, and Penn State guarantee that communities and schools are supported so that the prevention programs received by kids and their families are high quality, every time.
Are There PROSPER Partners Near You?
How Can You Bring PROSPER to Your Community?
Quick check: how many hours have you spent looking at a screen in the past 24 hours? How about the past 48 hours? We have all likely heard the adverse effects that increased screen time has on development. Still, it is astonishing to learn just how much time Americans devote to screens in our everyday lives and what types of behaviors are developing because of that screen time, particularly when looking at youth development.