Life With A Record

Directed toward middle and high school students (7th grade and above), this drug prevention program examines the criminal justice system and how the seemingly harmless acts engaged in by youth – many of which are actually crimes – can ruin their futures.

This hour-long program, presented in either a classroom or auditorium-style setting, includes honest, yet age-appropriate examples to grab students’ attention and create a lasting impact. Time is provided for an interactive question-and-answer discussion with students.


“All actions have consequences!”

Topics presented include:

  • Underage smoking and drinking
  • Abuse of a teacher
  • Terroristic threatening
  • Social media use
  • Bullying
  • “Sexting” (child pornography)
  • Drug “trafficking”

Two weeks prior to the in-school presentation, students are given a survey to determine their knowledge about these critical issues. A post-program survey is used to determine changes in students’ knowledge. Survey results are compiled by Southeastern Program Evaluation, inc., which is affiliated with the University of Kentucky’s Prevention Research Center, and shared with school officials.