Administrating Unit: Positve Youth Development


A map of the service areas listed to the left

A program designed to reduce the teenage 30-day alcohol usage.  The program targets Youths, ages 13 - 18, in 20 funded communities.

Communities include:

  1. Adams County
  2. Carroll County
  3. Tazwell County
  4. Woodford County
  5. Jefferson County
  6. City of Rockford
  7. City of Freeport
  8. Village of Mundelein
  9. Bloomington-Normal
  10. Village of Dolton
  11. Maine Township

and in the Chicago area:

  1. Back of the Yards
  2. Humboldt Park
  3. Little Village
  4. South Shore
  5. Roseland
  6. Bridgeport-Armour Square
  7. Austin
  8. Hermosa
  9. Chatham

Goals

The goals of the project are to:

  • Use a data-driven process to leverage existing prevention dollars, and
  • To reduce underage drinking at the state level.

Objectives

The objectives based on the strongest contributing factors for 30-day alcohol use among high school age students include:

  1. Decrease the percent of 10th and 12th grade high school students who access alcohol through retail sources,
  2. Decrease the percent of 10th and 12th grade high school students who access alcohol through social sources,
  3. Increase the percent of 10th and 12th grade high school students who report their parents would catch them if they used alcohol,
  4. Decrease the percent of 10th and 12th grade high school students who report their parents supply them with alcohol or approve of alcohol use among teens,
  5. Increase the percent of high school students who report "moderate" to "great" risk associated with alcohol use;
  6. Decrease the percent of high school students who report that most youth their age drink at least once per month. The second set of objectives forecast desired changes within communities funded through the Partnership for Success project;
  7. Decrease in 30 day alcohol use in funded Partnerships for Success communities by end of year 3; and
  8. Change in one or more contributing factors in funded Partnerships for Success communities by end of year 3.