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Protecting You/Protecting Me(PY/PM)

About This Resource

Protecting You/Protecting Me (PY/PM) is a classroom-based alcohol prevention program for elementary school students. The program aims to reduce underage alcohol use, and injury or death associated with riding in vehicles with drunk drivers. PY/PM consists of a series of 40 developmentally appropriate lessons, with 8 lessons per year for grades 1-5. Weekly lessons are approximately 30 minutes or 1 hour in duration, depending on the grade level, and are delivered by teachers or high school students. PY/PM lessons and activities focus on teaching children about alcohol and the brain, vehicle safety, and life skills.

Washington State Institute for Public Policy Registry

Rating: Promising


Cost Information


Who This Resource Is For


  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • Elementary
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Not Specified / Any