NOPE of Pinellas offers high-impact multimedia presentations to middle and high school students in both public and private schools. Each assembly is purposeful and free of charge to the school.
The NOPE message is delivered from several perspectives including a moderator, law enforcement and parents who have suffered the loss of a child from overdose.
The presentation reinforces middle and high school drug education curriculum and offers the students local community stories to reinforce the idea that the drug problem is right here in our community and that needs their attention and support for positive changes.
The NOPE presentation is purposefully blunt and evokes powerful emotions. The response from students, parents and teachers has been very positive. Many students reach out to NOPE's wealth of resources beyond the presentation and seek guidance for themselves or to get help for a friend.
"A young woman once told me that she recently refused pills offered at a party because she'd remembered Landon’s story and how just one of night of experimentation cost him his life.
This is why I tell Landon’s story—to potentially save one life by planting seeds that may stop a tragic decision."
- Susan Korabek, mother of Landon Korabek who died in 2010 from a prescription drug overdose.
NOPE presentation at Pinellas County Schools