The prevalence of substance use increases as adolescents grow older. The goal of All Stars is to reduce use and abuse. Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and inhalants are often referred to as gateway drugs: they are the substances first used by adolescents. The graph that follows portrays typical 30 day prevalence for alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana.
The next graph portrays our goal, what might happen if All Stars was well implemented from the end of elementary school through high school.
All Stars also seeks to postpone premature sexual activity. Consider the typical prevalence of sexual activity among boys and girls as they grow older.
It would be much better if the prevalence of sexual activity looked like this:
All Stars has similar goals for fighting and bullying. Whatever risky behavior exists, it is All Stars' goal to reduce it, postpone it, and prevent it.
The second goal of All Stars is to help students envision a brighter future. All adults who interact with youth have the responsibility to help raise the next generation. This includes helping youth: