Helping Youth Reach Their Fullest Potential

Nia has over a decade of experience working with youth. In 2005, with funding from the Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation (now, Virginia Healthy Youth Foundation), Nia started offering youth tobacco prevention programming. Since that time, Nia has expanded its offering of behavioral interventions to include those that have been shown to be effective in helping youth prevent behaviors that keep them from reaching their fullest potential.  

EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES

The programs we choose for youth have been proven to be effective or, at least promising, in preventing unhealthy and risky behaviors among youth; behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States; behaviors that can keep youth from reaching their fullest potential.

VISION

All youth living in Greater Richmond, Virginia will become aware of activities and behaviors that places their health, safety and potential at risk, and they will have the intention, knowledge, skills and support to reduce, if not eliminate, those risk factors. 

GOALS
  • Reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use.

  • Reduce sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV infection.

  • Reduce unhealthy eating habits and inadequate physical activity.

  • Reduce behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence.

STRATEGY
  • Mass media campaigns

  • Large-scale events and initiatives

  • Behavioral interventions

  • Peer support

YOUTH, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!

Elementary School Programs
Middle School Programs
High School Programs

Does Your Organization Serve Youth?

Are you interested in partnering?

Please complete and submit the form below if your organization serves  Greater Richmond and you're interested in partnering with Nia to help youth reach their fullest potential. 

Thanks for expressing an interest in us working together on women's health issues. We'll be in touch.

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."

John Holmes

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