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IMPORTANT LEGACY NOTICE: Legacy Programs have not been reviewed by the current National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The programs in this database were reviewed only under the previous National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs system. This section is intended to be used for historical reference only. If you would like more information about a program listed here, please contact the program developer directly. The program developer of each Legacy Program listed here agreed to post program information on this site.

FAN (Family Advocacy Network) Club

Brief Program Description

FAN Club is designed for parents of participants in Boys and Girls Clubs of America's SMART Moves program, including Start SMART (ages 10 to 12), Stay SMART (ages 13 to 15), and SMART Leaders, which is designed for 14- to 17-year-olds who have completed the Stay SMART program. Combined with these other SMART Moves components, the program can be implemented in community-based youth organizations, recreation centers, and schools, in collaboration with a local Boys and Girls Club.

This parent involvement program is offered in combination with a 3-year sequential drug prevention program for early adolescents at high risk for substance abuse in Boys & Girls Clubs. FAN Club activities fall into four general categories: basic support, parent support, educational program, and leadership activities. The program strengthens families by creating a bond between youth and their parents, providing opportunities for families to have fun together, and helping parents influence their children to lead drug-free lives.

Contact Information

For indepth information on this program, please use the contact listed below.

Program Developer

Tena L. St. Pierre, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Agricultural and Extension Education
In collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
1230 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-3447
Phone: (404) 487-5766
Fax: (404) 487-5789
Email: tls@psu.edu

This program was designated as an Effective Program under SAMHSA's previous National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs system.