We can't wait to
see you in person!
But in the meantime, we’ll be right here online.
Alabama DFC House Party
FOCUS has joined with several other organizations across the state to sponsor a virtual Drug Free Community (DFC) “House Party”. It kicked off on October 5! The “Alabama DFC House Party,” is a social media generated talent contest encouraging teens between the ages of 13 and 18 to submit a video of themselves performing - singing, dancing, rapping, playing an instrument, etc. Once they submit the video, they will use the hashtag #alabamadfc. 

Click the button below for more information on the contest.
Alabama DFC House Party
Each month we will send out a new video pertaining to FOCUS! This month's video is all about is all about the Alabama DFC House Party. Thank you to Andalusia High School for putting together the video!
Even though visiting your school in person is not possible at this time, we would love to visit virtually to see what you and your students are doing to provide student-led prevention of adolescent risk behaviors through FOCUS and Peer Helping! If interested, please complete the form so that a member of the FOCUS staff may visit with your students virtually and see the amazing activities being planned in your school. Use the Google Form to contact us if you would like additional FOCUS Facilitator Training.
FOCUS Membership Drive Winner!
We are pleased to announce that Hale County College & Career Academy, located in Greensboro, AL is the winner of the FOCUS Membership Drive Contest held in September! Ms. Tameka Ratcliff is the group facilitator and her students will receive FOCUS swag for winning.

Their school was randomly selected from over 20 schools registering during the two week period. 
FOCUS School Registration
We had 21 schools, with a total of 539 students, register as a FOCUS school during the month of September.

Thank you to every school who updated their registration form and we would like to welcome all of the first time FOCUS schools!

If you haven't registered or updated your FOCUS registration for this school year then please click on the link below and register today.
Alumni of the Month
Every month we will highlight one of FOCUS' alumni!
Zavius Kidd is our Alumni of the Month! Zavius is the former FOCUS President at B.B.Comer Memorial High School in Sylacauga, AL. Since his high school graduation, he has continued to work at the FOCUS Rallies in various capacities. Zavius is currently a Junior majoring in Early Childhood Elementary Education at Jacksonville State University.

Zavius began developing leadership skills early as president of FOCUS. While attending J.S.U., Zavius has been elected to serve on the Freshman Forum, Student Activities Council, Senate, and as a J.S.U. Ambassador.

“FOCUS has given me many opportunities to develop my leadership skills with the trainings and working at the rallies each year. The student-led approach and the yearly rallies is what really set FOCUS apart from any other student organization. As a future educator, I highly recommend FOCUS to all middle and high schools.”