Empowering Teens: NIDA Toolkit for Out of School Time

Why Use This Toolkit?

This toolkit offers science-based activities and resources on drug use and addiction for educating teens during out of school time (OST). The OST setting—before and after school, in the summer, or any time teens attend a supervised program outside of the typical school time—offers a unique opportunity for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning.

The activities in this toolkit inspire learning and empower teens with the information they need to make informed decisions about drug use and their health.

How To Use the Toolkit

These activities and resources are designed for educators, parents, youth-serving organizations, and anyone who has the opportunity to educate teens. You can use each one independently of the others, or use them as a comprehensive package. Customize them to suit your own drug and science education activities. If you have any questions or would like to share your experience with using any of the following resources, we encourage you to contact us.

What's In the Toolkit?

Science-based activities and lessons and how to use them in the OST setting: