Students who lack positive adult influences, experience changing social environments and do not fit in socially, are at a higher risk of engaging in substance abuse and misuse.
These Wall Talks would be recorded and available in the Foundation’s Online Community; as well as provided to schools, churches and community centers.
The Foundation will strive to provide thought provoking messaging via a modern, entertaining, engaging medium of “Wall Talks" from Darren. The messaging will share Darren’s personal experience and victory over substance abuse. The message will be focused on the connection Darren has with those tempted to use while providing them with hope and encouragement to prevail.
Many students do not understand consequences and problems in substance misuse and abuse.
This program will leverage Darren’s platform and his experiences and the experiences of others, to help students have the motivation and confidence to Say No.
The Foundation will strive to provide messaging to youth ages 10-25 and their parents from Darren that will bring awareness to the causes of substance abuse and misuse and tools to abstain and recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol. This messaging will be conducted through various channels and will focus on taking the PLEDGE and encouraging, affirming and rewarding students for the commitment to the PLEDGE.
-Say No to the abuse of alcohol and drugs
-Be accepting of others
-Develop Social competencies
-Live with Resilience
In 2022, the Foundation will begin providing financial resources to families who cannot afford adequate treatment for their child’s addiction.