Everyone can relate to music. We start all assemblies with a dynamic musical performance, knocking down barriers and allowing the students to focus on our message. We bring the students into our presentation through the concert, then share our stories about the negative effects of drugs.
Why our program?
This isn’t your average school assembly, and it’s a program you won’t find anywhere else. We bring this crucial message to students in a way that’s relevant to them…while incorporating music they can relate to and enjoy. Forget tons of statistics and the same old drug prevention speak. We don’t talk at students about the effects of heroin; we share our personal stories about the devastation it causes. Through our testimony and music, we empower students to make positive choices in their lives and deny drugs.
The Heroin Epidemic
It’s our mission to give youth the confidence to stay away from drugs completely. It’s not uncommon to die after using heroin once, so just trying it can have disastrous consequences. Heroin affects men and women of all ethnicities, races, and ages. It’s in urban, rural and suburban neighborhoods, impacting underprivileged, middle class and affluent communities. In St. Louis and around the country, heroin use is on the rise, especially among youth.
In St. Louis County, heroin deaths are nearly four times the national average, and more and more youth are succumbing to the drug.
In the United States, heroin-related overdose deaths have more than quadrupled since 2010, with nearly 13,000 people dying in 2015
From 2008-2014, 78% of Missouri recorded heroin-involved deaths were among residents of the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County.