DoorDash is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local businesses in 27 countries across the globe. Founded in 2013, DoorDash is building products and services to further local commerce, enabling merchants to thrive in the convenience economy, giving consumers access to more of their communities, and providing work that empowers. Through our combined partnership with DoorDash, The Prevention Partnership Inc., has been able to directly build community impact and capacity in the City of Chicago in the West and South side community neighborhoods. DoorDash community credits provides gift cards directly to nonprofit organizations to empower the communities that they serve, reduce food insecurity, and expand programs that provide access to opportunity.
On December 21, 2022, a local Austin community high school on the West side of Chicago, Michele Clark Magnet High School (Freshman class), celebrated their completion of the 11 week substance use curriculum called “Too Good for Drugs”, which is developed by the Mendez Foundation, and presented by The Prevention Partnership.
The Too Good for Drugs curriculum provides teenagers with tools to manage the real-world
challenges faced in high school. Social-emotional skill development promotes social awareness and self-awareness, to help prepare teens to manage the social and peer influences they face, as well as the internal pressures to take unhealthy risks. Innovative and interactive activities challenge students to explore healthy alternatives as they work to reach their goals. Additional skills and developmental topics build on the core social skill set to broaden the student’s sense of self-efficacy and confidence and are tailored to the intellectual, cognitive, and social development of the student.
Media Literacy and Media
Influence Resisting Peer Pressure
Understanding Peer Influence
Complex Social and Dating Relationships
Exploring Risk Taking and Differentiating Healthy and Unhealthy Risks
Through the partnerships of Door Dash (who provided schools with a pizza party celebration, along with a certificate ceremony), Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention Services (SUPR), Senator Don Harmon 39th District and President of the Illinois Senate, staff/administration at Michele Clark Magnet High School, and The Prevention Partnership. The students at Michele Clark Magnet High School enjoyed a celebration of social and personal growth.