Online Alcohol Safety Education Program Available at No Cost for High School Students in Florida, Texas, and New York
– Digital course helps students make better choices about alcohol safety and gives teachers additional e-learning resources during COVID-19 –
The Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation, Inc.—established by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits to fund programs that support alcohol safety and underage drinking prevention—today announced the AlcoholEdu for High School online curriculum is now available at no cost for all public and private high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida, Dallas and Collin counties in Texas, and Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, and Richmond counties in New York for the 2020-2021 school year. After successfully launching the program in South Florida in 2017 and then Dallas in 2019, the Youth Alcohol Awareness and Education Foundation is proud to further expand the AlcoholEdu for High School program into New York for this latest school year. The program will be available in these three markets for the next three years, through the 2022-2023 school year.
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Developed by leading education technology company EVERFI, AlcoholEdu for High School is a 90-minute, interactive course that engages students with science-based alcohol education and interactive exercises, providing an individualized experience that changes perceptions, motivates behavior change, and supports healthier decisions regarding alcohol.
With more than 55.1 million students across 124,000 schools in the U.S. impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been increased interest in digital education programs such as AlcoholEdu for High School that help lighten the load for teachers and districts and provide students with critical education resources. More than 7,600 students completed Southern Glazer’s AlcoholEdu for High School course in the 2019-2020 school year, with nearly half of those taking the course after school closures began in mid-March. Since the kickoff of Southern Glazer’s program in 2017, the initiative