Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $750,000)
The National Center for Prevention and Research Solutions (NCPRS) will support the administration and evaluation of an additional year of the Stay on Track curriculum of its Race Against Drugs (RAD) Program. RAD will be developing curricular materials to carry the Stay on Track concept of evidence-based prevention using motorsports from kindergarten through the eighth grade as well as integrating a peer-mentoring component in the early high school years. The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is supporting RAD in completing the framework for the third to fifth grade curriculum.
An additional component of this application is the development of a document outlining recommendations for a culturally sensitive version of Stay on Track for use in areas with high concentrations of Native American youth. This document will guide RAD in the modification of its Stay on Track lessons in order to have the same high impact that the current version has demonstrated in St. John's County, Florida.
This award will allow for the completion of the Stay on Track curriculum, including year two and three of the longitudinal study and the development of the Native American conversion document. NCA/NCF