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Prevention Works, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We educate Kalamazoo area youth on the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and violence. Our programs are proven to be effective tools in the development of youth in this community.
The mission of Prevention Works is to build stronger communities by providing comprehensive health education services to youth and families. Prevention Works prides itself on our core values which are: prevention of high risk behaviors, youth and family empowerment, health promotion through education, community resource collaboration, stewardship, and proven programmatic excellence. Prevention Works, Inc. reaches over 5,000 youth and families annually with research based health education programming designed to assist community members with positive decision making in regard to health and social issues. We are a proud Team Member of The Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force.
We are making an impact on the Kalamazoo Community
Prevention Works, Inc. currently develops and delivers research-based prevention education programs that encourage young people and families to make wise decisions and live healthy lives. Major programs address substance abuse prevention, pregnancy prevention, violence prevention, parenting, equality awareness, and adolescent health. Prevention Works programs are designed to be both engaging and educational. Programs provide information through the use of experiential learning activities, team building opportunities, role plays, group discussion, goal setting opportunities, and behavior modification strategies. Direct service staff working with our community programs are often recruited from the target population with a diverse range of ages, genders, races, and ethnicities that are representative of the target population. Participants have the opportunity to experience learning opportunities with a diverse team of facilitators who model professionalism and teamwork while working as a collaborative force within the community. All professional service staff are either Certified Prevention Specialists, Certified Prevention Consultants, or working to obtain certification under direct supervision. Each program is extensively evaluated for quality control and sustainability. Use of the outcome data is very important to our community when looking to sustain or expand programming. Partnerships with schools and other organizations allow Prevention Works to remove barriers and share data to obtain the best outcome for our community.