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.