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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.