YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. and the YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence Prevention Education Program, "Survive & Thrive" Skills Training for Children and Youth is very active in the State of Florida. The three counties of greatest focus are Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. All in southeast Florida.
The program is EFFECTIVE” universal, cross-cutting, comprehensive, violence, bullying, and abuse, prevention, mental health, and school safety, education. It is available for school-based or out-of-school time use for those 5 to 25 years of age.
YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. is presenting this program directly to students in schools, children, and youth in many out-of-school settings including after-school care locations, youth clubs, child and youth activity locations, place of worship, summer camps, governmental locations. The YouthAlert! (YA!) Program follows a school-based model which is adapted for out-of-school time use.
YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. has met with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FLDJJ) in Tallahassee, Florida and plans to start offering its program to those youth and young adults in detention and residence and to be offered as a diversion program for Florida Courts, and Probation Departments.
YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A . has also met with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) to help facilitate student health education programming in Florida and for the program to be offered for free statewide in each district student health education requirements.
YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A is a group of volunteers of concerned adults and youth from all parts of society whose purpose is to help to bring about an annual ten percent reduction in child and youth violence, bullying, and abuse. All of YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. initiatives are educational only and rooted in volunteerism. YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. is also not political, financial, or religious, in nature.