Alcohol & Other Drug Education
Since 2000, Encounter Youth has provided Alcohol & Other Drug education to students, parents and teachers. We are the largest provider of school Alcohol & Other Drug education to South Australian secondary students, educating over 30,000 young people, parents and teachers last year.
We aim to alert, inform and empower young people to bring about safer, more meaningful celebration. We adopt a harm-minimisation approach and encourage students to ‘look after themselves and their mates’. Our program aims to reduce and prevent alcohol & other drug-related harm among young people.
Our Alcohol & Other Drug education program is available in both in-person and online formats.
Why over 90 schools Chose Us Last Year
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Why Choose Us?
What sets us apart from other education providers? We have educated communities for over 23 years. Our content is designed by teachers and mapped to the Australian Curriculum. It’s engaging, relevant and research based.
An independent evaluation of our program found that 100% of educators said our presenters were good communicators and knowledgeable on the topic, and stated that they would recommend the program to other teachers.
See student, teacher and parent reviews on our Why Choose Us? page.
We are supported by the Department for Education and Variety – The Children’s Charity.
These partnerships offer subsidised fees and travel for South Australian school communities.
Department for Education
Our Alcohol & Other Drug education program is proudly supported by the South Australian Government through the Department for Education. This partnership supports our goal to help every SA secondary school community access affordable preventative AOD education, delivered by trained education professionals. We are very appreciative for the program subsidies provided by the State Government that assist in removing the financial barrier that some schools face in taking a whole of school approach to AOD education.
Variety – the Children’s Charity
Variety – the Children’s Charity are supporting Encounter Youth to provide effective Alcohol & Other Drug education to regional and disadvantaged schools across South Australia. If your school is in a regional area of South Australia or is disadvantaged (score of under 1,000 on the index of community socio-educational advantage), get in touch to see what support we can provide for your community.