All Stars Core
The central program in the All Stars series is All Stars Core.
All Stars Core is a research-based program based on over 25 years of research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and practical experience. It is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Program and Practices and was shown to have the greatest cost-benefit returns among prevention programs. In addition, when integrated into health education, All Stars Core aligns with the National Health Education Standards.
The program is designed to delay the onset of risky behaviors including drinking, drug use and early sexual involvement. It was recently updated and now includes discussions specifically about opioids and prescription drugs.
All Stars Core targets the five strategies research has shown to have the greatest impact on delaying the onset of risky behaviors with middle school age students:
All Stars Core is student-centered and encourages a high level of student engagement and hands-on learning. The program is process-based (not informational-based) allowing every group of students to make it about them and for them.
The program includes:
Core is designed to be delivered when students are between 11 and 13 years old (sixth or seventh grade). The program has proven effective in both classroom and community-based settings.