Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)
The purpose of the TUPE program is to reduce youth tobacco use by helping young people grades 6-12 make healthful tobacco-related decisions through tobacco-specific educational instruction and activities that build knowledge as well as social skills and youth development assets.
While the primary focus of the program is tobacco prevention, including e-cigarettes/vape pens, our strategies are comprehensive and include information on alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Students are also building a wide variety of important and relevant skills including communication, planning, public speaking, and decision-making.
What AUSD Does - Our Comprehensive Program
AUSD's TUPE program includes classroom-based substance abuse prevention programs, intervention and cessation services, and youth deelopment activities, such as peer education.
- Classroom-based Prevention Programs: Project ALERT (middle school) is a research-validated drug prevention program and proven