About This Grant:
The Augusta Teen Center (ATC) will adopt a two-part strategy to address the usage of combustible and vaped tobacco among adolescents and young adults. Their approach involves the participation of over 400 students in grades 7-12, who will engage in the evidence-based ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience) program. Developed collaboratively by the MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center, this initiative aims to prevent tobacco use.
In addition, the ATC will train staff and members from other Maine-based non-profits in an evidence-based teen tobacco cessation program known as Project Ex, developed by the University of California. To facilitate this, we will train twenty Project Ex Trainers from various nonprofits across Maine. These trainers will be equipped with the necessary tools to effectively teach 200 young individuals aged 12 to 20 how to quit smoking and vaping. By adopting this comprehensive plan, the Augusta Teen Center aims to create a cohesive and impactful strategy to address tobacco use and promote healthier choices among adolescents and young adults.
To learn more about the Augusta Teen Center, please visit: https://boysandgirlsclubofaugustamaine.com/