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World No Tobacco Day Tobacco Use Stats and Resources

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an annual global awareness campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) that occurs on May 31st. It is dedicated to increasing awareness about tobacco use in youth, tobacco use risk factors, and the multitude of marketing efforts from tobacco companies to increase tobacco use amongst young people. Pride Surveys […]

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Vaping or E-Cigarette Usage and Resources

Vaping, or e-cigarette usage, continues to be an epidemic amongst teenagers in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, over 5,700 teenagers start vaping every single day. As a whole, however, the issue is still relatively new as compared to other substance abuse concerns. The newness of the vaping devices and the emergence […]

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National Alcohol Awareness Month | Alcohol Usage Trends

At Pride Surveys, we work with a number of community coalitions around the country, and one of the top concerns and top survey topics for high school students is about alcohol usage. Specifically, coalitions want to know from year to year how students get their alcohol, how much they drink, how often, and where they […]

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2019 Pride Surveys Community Coalition Mini-Grant Winner

Pride Surveys is proud to collaborate with many community coalitions across the country who do incredible work to better their communities. In 2019, we received a multitude of worthy submissions from those applying for the Pride Surveys Mini-Grant. It is our distinct honor to share the winning submission from The Vernon Coalition to be Drug-Free […]

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Helping Community Coalitions Overcome School Recruitment Barriers

One of the most critical parts of forming a community coalition is cultivating a membership full of individuals with the right qualities that will make them, and the community coalition as a whole, successful in overcoming school recruitment barriers. There is a lot of power in utilizing the right techniques and approach, having an authentic […]

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Top Five Reasons to Survey Your Students Every Year

We’re often asked about the tangible value of surveying students each year. The truth is, there are a wide variety of important reasons why school surveys should be conducted on an annual basis, and each community has reasons unique to itself. Today, we’re focusing on five main reasons to survey students annually that, in turn, […]

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Pride Surveys’ Top 9 Blog Posts of 2019

As we close out the calendar year, we like to take a look back at the resources we provide our valued colleagues and clients. By taking some time to reflect on what people are engaging with we can learn from and focus on the things that are most important to you, our reader. The topics […]

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Staying Power: How to Keep Your Community Coalition Healthy and Strong

“People overestimate what they can achieve in a year, but underestimate what they can achieve in 10 years” (attributed to Bill Gates and Matthew Kelly). For a coalition, it is no different. Starting a community coalition can seem daunting at first and even once you get it going achieving your goals to reduce substance abuse […]

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How Community Coalitions Can Help Prevent School Shootings

In the wake of the tremendous amount of gun violence on school campuses, many neighborhoods and communities have developed community coalitions to raise awareness about their factors and how to prevent school shootings. These coalitions strive to introduce critical connectivity and resources for students and parents who may be struggling with accessing support.  Yet, building […]

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