Fighting Back Partnership developed the Positive Youth Development Programs to operate in all three Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) high schools to provide
youth Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs (ATOD) use prevention education curricula and Child Abuse Prevention Education. The programs aim to equip students with information and tools
to help them navigate the challenges they face in their everyday interactions and to give them the confidence and wherewithal to make informed and healthy decisions.
"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope within yourself."
– Oprah Winfrey
Youth Development Programs
Electronic Smoking Devices: That Cloud Is Not Just Water Vapor
Electronic smoking devices (ESDs) go by names such as e-cigarettes, e-hookahs, hookah pens, vape pens, and mods. They come in many shapes and sizes. ESD devices heat liquid to create an
aerosol of nicotine and other chemicals that users inhale into their lungs.
According to the California Healthy Kids Survey, 2015-16 main report, 58% of Solano County 11th graders reported it is “fairly easy” to “very easy” for students to get
ESDs. The 2016-17 main report shows that 31.7% of 11th graders in Solano County used an ESD. Studies find that youth who have used ESDs are 7 times more likely to smoke traditional tobacco
cigarettes a year later.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Advocate for banning ESDs in places that already ban other tobacco use.
Support Youth Partnership, a coalition of youth working to reduce ESD and tobacco use among youth in Vallejo
Educate others about the harms of ESDs and other tobacco products
The Botvin Lifeskills curriculum is taught in high schools and is designed to promote healthy youth development through a 10-12 week workshop that focuses on personal decision-making skills,
general social skills and eschewing drug use.
Nurturing Parenting Program for Teen Parents and Their Children
The Nurturing Parenting Program for Teen Parents and Their Children is designed to support the parenting success of teen parents and to minimize teen pregnancy among at-risk youth through a
curriculum that addresses the realities associated with being a teen parent, dating, family dynamics, nurturing skills, age-appropriate child discipline strategies, and child development.
To get your son or daughter involved in any of our Positive Youth Development Programs, contact:
The Positive Youth Development Program is sponsored by the Solano County Department of Health and Social Services and the Vallejo City Unified School District.
Supporting Family and School Success
To optimize effectiveness, we understand that creating well-adjusted youth must also include support for their families and the schools that they attend.
Fighting Back Partnership’s Family Engagement Strategy offers academic, physical, and social support for children 0 – 18 and their parents, with the goal of increasing
parent participation in their children’s educational and social development.
Fighting Back Partnership Supports VCUSD's Full Service Community School Strategy to provide comprehensive academic, social, mental, and physical education services in
Vallejo’s public schools so that youth and their families identify a clearer pathway from preschool to college and career.