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Since Ask, Listen, Learn began in 2004, underage drinking rates are down. Why? Because conversations among parents and educators with their middle schoolers are up.

Ask, Listen, Learn

Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix is Responsibility.org’s most widely-distributed and evaluated program of its kind. Recognizing over a decade of success, the program has new, innovative digital resources for teachers, school counselors, nurses and other educators to teach kids about what the brain does, what alcohol does to it, and what THAT does to you. The program continues to reach parents to help kids say YES to a healthy lifestyle and NO to underage drinking.

The new seven-part animation series is science-based content and aligns with National Health Education Standards, Common Core State Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards, ensuring the tools connect with curriculum teachers are already using. This alignment also ensures the resources can be used in multiple classroom settings, such as science and health classes. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reviewed the program content and found it to be consistent with currently available science.

In addition to the animated videos and lesson plans, the new content includes interactive classroom activities, vocabulary exercises, comprehension questions, a facilitator’s guide and a sample letter to parents. All materials are free and ready to download through AskListenLearn.org—creating a one-stop-shop for all resources. Additionally, these tools support school counselors’ and school nurses’ efforts to help students make healthy decisions.

As a member of Responsibility.org’s National Advisory Board and former Administrator of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), I believe these materials will be a tremendous support to parents and teachers. They will help them have hard conversations with middle school youth at their level of understanding and with materials they find most engaging.

Charles Curie

Principal, The Curie Group, LLC

As educators we know if students are involved in the conversation they have opportunities to not only ask us as the adults, but they also problem solve together. It makes it much more meaningful for the student.

Mary Begley

Principal, Arlington Science Focus School

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