Impact Awareness Curriculum; MEI’s Preventative Marijuana Education Curriculum:
Are you an educator looking for a classroom solution to address youth marijuana education? MEI’s wide range of curricula is designed to empower educators, coaches and youth service providers to be the expert in youth marijuana education and to deliver effective and impactful lessons leading to an increase youth’s awareness and perception of risk around marijuana use at a young age.
This comprehensive curriculum goes in depth to help high school aged youth understand the differences between the impacts of adult and youth marijuana use as well as the difference between medicinal and recreational use.
"The High School Impact Awareness curriculum has been the most effective tool in helping my students navigate the new territory of legal recreational and medicinal marijuana. It provides balanced and well researched lessons that areengaging for my high school students. I would highly recommend the workbooks that accompany the curriculum since they support the lessons and get kids talking to parents about what they leaned."
-Megan Wykhuis, School Health Professional
Marijuana Impact Awareness - Intermediate
This curriculum supports early preventive efforts by educating middle school aged youth about the impacts of youth marijuana use. This curriculum can be dropped into a health or science class or can support school or organization-wide marijuana prevention efforts.
"As a teacher's aide at a Charter school in Colorado, I had the opportunity to observe The Marijuana Education Initiative's program.It is an interactive and visually insightful program, making it an appropriate curriculum for middle school kids. The facts learned from this program enable these children to make an educated choice when confronted with marijuana. As an adult I learned so many things I didn't know about marijuana."
-8th Grade Staff Member
Marijuana Impact Awareness in Elementary School
This program begins to lay the foundation for effective youth marijuana prevention by reaching youth during their elementary years. The program approaches issues such as marijuana’s impact on the developing brain and body as well as edible and labeling awareness to prevent accidental ingestion.
"I have worked many years in education and have seen several drug-based curricula come and go, but I have never seen something as promising as the curriculum created by MEI."
-Jerry Buelter, Middle School Principal
The engaging discussions, activities, and journal writing in this curriculum is intended to provide support to students who are motivated to reduce or quit their marijuana use. This curriculum requires an MEI Intervention workbook to help students explore their marijuana use habits and patterns.
"In short, this class gave me the gentle nudge I needed to start to change my lifestyle and gave me some strategies to help with this drastic change. Without this class I truly don’t know when I would have become aware of what I was doing or if I ever would have wanted to change. This class left me feeling excited to see what new hobbies I replace my old habits with and where I can take myself."
-MEI Student Participant
Marijuana Infraction Response
This program can support trusted adults, schools and organizations to keep kids engaged while still having an effective and appropriate consequence for a marijuana related violation. The Infraction Response program can be used as part of the restorative justice process or to reduce a suspension.
“The new curriculum is visionary and has the potential to fill an existing education gap statewide and nationally.”
Marijuana and the Young Adult
This element is designed for youth who are in the 18- to 21-year age range who seek information on how marijuana might affect them as they launch into adulthood.
"The Marijuana Education Initiative is the first tool that gives Colorado educators the opportunity to truly educate students about the use of Marijuana."
-Jeremiah Blaha, Facility and Student Teacher Coordinator,
Colorado State University Pueblo School of Education
Vaping Infraction Response
Vaping Infraction Response can support schools and organizations in keeping kids engaged and in school, while still having an effective and appropriate consequence for a vaping related violation. The Infraction Response program can be used as part of the restorative justice process or to reduce a suspension.
Youth and Vaping
Providing a wide range of information around vaping, this lesson is about 45 minutes and covers Big Tobacco’s promotion of e-cigarette use, the dangerous and addictive chemicals found in vaping devices and the health and educational impacts of vaping.
Marijuana Education - "Out of the Box"
We know…there are students who often learn best out of the classroom. That is why we created this unique marijuana curriculum designed for agencies and organizations that are looking for a less traditional educational program for youth. Designed to be delivered outside of the classroom or to enhance our traditional Impact Awareness curriculum, these dynamic lessons cover topics ranging from marijuana and the brain, marijuana awareness, marijuana and the body and refusal skills and all include an engaging activity that reinforces the lesson. If you have already purchased these lessons and need information and links on where to purchase the supplies, click here.