Prevention Services

The Clayton Place School Based Youth Service Program incorporates a variety of programming to address the issues of drugs, alcohol, and other unhealthy activities that impact both physical and emotional health of our student population.  The following prevention services are available:

Classroom / Student Workshops

Workshops and classroom presentations are offered throughout the school year and are available for all classes on the Clayton MS campus.  The workshops may be provided by a Clayton Place staff person or a guest speaker.  The Clayton Place team works with a variety of community partners to provide workshops and other events that promote healthy lifestyles & decision making.  Teachers must request a presentation at least three weeks in advance.  Topics may include:

  • Tips for Academic Success
  • Goal-setting
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Positive Communication
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Prevention
  • Teambuilding Activities
  • Diversity, Respect, and Tolerance
  • Post-Secondary Planning & College Prep
  • And Much More…


(Students United for Respect & Equality)



Clayton Place sponsors a Peer Mentor program through the Gloucester County Students United for Respect and Equality initiative.  S.U.R.E Mentors will work with the new 6th grade students during their phys.ed. class. S.U.R.E mentors will assist the 6th graders with adjusting to the new middle school environment. Mentors will discuss academics, peer pressure, conflict resolution and additional topics.

For more information about the S.U.R.E. Mentor Program, contact Mr. Copeland in the Clayton Place office.

Annual Events Sponsored/Co-sponsored by Clayton Place

The following events are held each year and focus primarily on the prevention of drug, acohol, and toboacco use, as well as to address life decisions that may be unhealthy or destructive for students and their families.

An example of these annual events include:

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • School Violence Prevention Week
  • Week of Respect
  • Fright Night
  • Family Nights