Discovering Options helps at-risk children avoid drug use and other self-destructive behaviors through individual student support and evidence-based, substance abuse prevention programming which encourages family involvement. Programming occurs during those hours immediately following school.
Many of the students in the City of Saint Louis are at risk. At school and at home, the predictors for drug abuse and other self-destructive behaviors are unavoidable. Poverty, family conflict, a lack of commitment to school, behavior problems, and neighborhoods where drugs are easily accessible are all factors that put children in Saint Louis at risk for school drop out, violence and abusing drugs and/or alcohol.