PreVenture is an evidence-based prevention program that uses personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and skill development and delay youth substance use. PreVenture is designed to help at-risk youth ages 12-17 learn useful coping skills, set long term goals, and channel their personality towards achieving them.

Students are identified through a personality profile screening tool.

The four personality profiles are as follows:

-Sensation seeking


-Anxiety sensitivity

-Negative thinking


  • 4 45-minute sessions
  • Once a week for 4 weeks
  • 10-12 students per workshop

Each student will sign a confidentiality statement to encourage a safe space to speak openly.

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Why PreVenture Works

It Provides Answers

PreVenture focuses on youth and introduces cognitive behavioral strategies and coping skills based on individual personality styles.

It Promotes Support

A trained facilitator provides group workshops in a supportive and comfortable environment.

It Encourages Mental Wellness

At its core, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy help youth to understand and manage their risky behaviors.

It’s Evidence Based

The PreVenture program is based on scientific evidence replicated in trials around the world.