Program Details

Every 15 Minutes

Program ID 458
Program Name Every 15 Minutes
Location: Mesilla, New Mexico
Street Address 2251 Calle de Santiago
Mesilla
New Mexico 88046
Mailing Address P.O. Drawer W
Mesilla
New Mexico 88046
Phone Numbers (505) 647-2154
Fax (505) 647-2158
E-mail dacteencourt@zianet.com
Web Site http://www.zianet.com/dacteencourt
Eligibility Program must be requested.
Gender Served  
Ages Served  
Capacity  
Funding Sources grants
Non-profit Yes
Description Every 15 Minutes someone in the United States dies in an alcohol related crash, (although this used to be true, statistics show that it is now every 31 minutes- the program name is still Every 15 Minutes). The Every 15 Minutes program educates teens on the serious implications of drinking and driving. The program integrates an active approach to teen drinking by providing the program at crucial at-risk times when teens are more likely to drink. Parents are a large part of the program. Visualization of death is provided to make the teens aware of the reality. The teens write letters to their parents after they have died, and the parents write their child's obituary. Primary responses to the presentation can be surprise, apprehension, and fear. The program strives to reduce adolescent involvement with alcohol.
Contract Division  
Client Populations At-Risk
General Juvenile Focus
Services Offered Education
Prevention and Early Intervention
Substance Abuse
Counties Served Dona Ana
State-wide No
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