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Learn more about what PROSPER is and what we do. Many school districts in Pennsylvania have PROSPER programs. These programs coordinate a community-wide effort to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among youth.

Video highlights of PROSPER, a scientifically proven model built on partnerships between Penn State Extension and public schools.

The PROSPER (PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience) Delivery System provides scientifically-proven programs for middle-school youth and their families.

PROSPER in Pennsylvania has been funded by a variety of federal, state, and local public and private agencies, with most funding support coming from the NIH.

The PROSPER Partnership model is a third-generation model for collaborative research and program implementation that has evolved from a series of partnership-based prevention projects. The PROSPER Partnership model uses small strategic teams of community volunteers, led by locally-based Extension Educators and public school representatives, to facilitate the sustained delivery of evidence-based programs.