(Harrisburg) — The Wolf Administration is hoping more schools in the commonwealth will adopt a program that seems to be effective at curbing teenage drug use.
The LifeSkills Training program is designed, not to scare kids away from using drugs, but to build up their self-confidence and encourage them to make smart decisions.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency subsidizes the program. Chairman Josh Shapiro says survey results show students are responding well in the 93 schools where the program is already in the works.
Helping kids avoid illegal drug use not just sets them on a path to college and better jobs, but Shapiro says it also saves the state money, about 34-hundred dollars for each student.