PROSPER in Lehigh County


The Whitehall-Coplay School District is located in Whitehall Township in Lehigh County, PA. The district serves 4,300 students from the Township of Whitehall as well as the Borough of Coplay. The district has five schools, all of which are located on a campus along MacArthur Rd., the main artery that leads into the City of Allentown about 5 miles due south. PROSPER is part of the Communities That Care (CTC) model which has been in place in Whitehall-Coplay since 2011. Two of the five priorities of the CTC is substance use prevention among youth and educating parents about their role in substance use prevention. As such, PROSPER oversees the delivery of Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) in grades 6, 7 and 8 and Strengthening Families Program: for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) to middle school families every year.
Denise Continenza (Penn State Extension), Jennifer Hanley (The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc.), and Nicole Thomson-Parker (Valley Youth House) demonstrated their prevention partnership at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School during “Meet the Teacher Night” on September 24, 2021.
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Supporting Families

SFP 10-14 is an evidence-based, family skill-building program offered to middle school families every spring. SFP 10-14 is delivered by Valley Youth House, Inc. and is funded by the County of Lehigh.
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Supporting Kids

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is an evidence-based substance misuse and violence prevention program taught during health classes in grades 6, 7 and 9. LST has been grant-funded since 2016.
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