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Wake Up!

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The Wake Up! program is funded in part by grants from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety and Union Pacific Community Ties.

This alcohol and drug education program is designed for young people aged 12-22. The program addresses behaviors and attitudes towards drugs and alcohol by exposing youth to real-life consequences of impaired decision making. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their beliefs about alcohol and drug use, and its effects on their lives: themselves, family, friends, and community.


Program Length and
What to Expect

Wake Up! consists of a six (6) hour class course, in addition with community service, and two assignments.

  • Youth will participate in a classroom session with guest speakers, information about various substances and their harmful effects, goal setting, medical examiner slides, and more beneficial information.

  • Youth also participate in researching an article of the offense for attending Wake Up!, where they will type a 300-word summary and create a flier or brochure regarding their findings on the potential harm that can come from choosing drugs and alcohol.

  • Finally, youth type a 500-word reflection essay of what they learned and how to apply the tools to their life from attending the program.

Reading Aloud in Classroom
  Program Fees:




10 hours

5 hours​

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# of Community Hours


Wake Up! is recommended for youth who have had a first-time offense for substance use

  • 94% of previous participants have not been re-arrested for a similar offense since completing Wake Up!

  • 81% of the youth in Wake Up! said they would say no if offered alcohol

  • 70% of the youth in Wake Up! reported they would say no if someone offered them Marijuana or Hashish

  • 96% of the youth said they would recommend Wake Up! to their peers

Our Locations:

Services are provided statewide either in person or through virtual programming throughout the state of Arizona.

If you are interested in seeing one of our programs at your location

please contact us. 

Melissa Hanis
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