Our vision:

PREVENTION

The vision of the South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition (SPPC) is to promote a drug-free and safe environment for the youth and adults of South Philadelphia. SPPC also provides advocacy, education and social programs to benefit all residents of Philadelphia.

 
 
 

ESSENTIAL

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Essential is a youth empowerment program that is part of the South Philadelphia Prevention Coalition. The objective of Essential is for students to learn personal responsibility and community action. This is a substance prevention program for middle to high school grade students who desire an advocacy role, have a serving heart, and want to positively impact their school culture. The program will revolve around three key factors: enriching student learning, activism, and peer accountability.

There is no need for intervention if we first start with proper prevention
 

5%

Youth Cigarette

Youth cigarette use has been cut in have in the past 10 years; declined from 13% in 2002 to 5% in 2014

 

6%

underage drinking

Underage drinking for youth 12-20 has decreased from 28.8% in 2002 to 22.8% in 2014

 
 

60%

Marijuana usage in teens

3 out of 5 teens agree that teenagers who use marijuana are more likely to try heroin.      (See Infographic below)

 

Your future requires for you to be the best you can today. Drugs takes away not only your future but also your today.