School Opportunities - Prosocial Involvement

School Protective Factors


School Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement


When young people are given more opportunities to participate meaningfully in important activities at school, they are less likely to engage in drug use and problem behaviors.
  • In my school, students have lots of chances to help decide things like class activities and rules
  • There are lots of chances for students in my school to talk with teachers 1-on-1
  • Teachers ask me to work on special classroom projects
  • There are lots of chances for students in my school to get involved in sports, clubs, and other school activities outside of class

School Rewards for Prosocial Involvement


When young people are recognized and rewarded for their contributions at school, they are less likely to be involved in substance use and other problem behaviors.
  • My teacher notices when I am doing a good job and lets me know about it
  • The school lets my parents know when I have done something well
  • I feel safe at my school
  • My teachers praise me when I work hard in school