2023 Parent Surveys Results
The Drug Store Project?
The Drug Store Project
a fund of the El Dorado Community Foundation, is a comprehensive middle school drug prevention program designed to educate youth about the dangers of substance use and abuse.
Here in South Lake Tahoe, The Drug Store Project, held annually since 2003, continues to be the single largest collaborative prevention activity that is conducted. Each year, than 45 agencies and 200 agency personnel and community members come together to present this important information to our 6th grade youth of South Tahoe Middle School (CA) George Whittell High School (NV) and interested home-schooled youth.
This program is funded solely through Event Sponsors, Event Donors and successful grant applications. Learn more here.
Event Fast Facts &
We are so excited to offer our 21st Annual Drug Store Project as a LIVE event on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Lake Tahoe Community College. We would love for you to consider volunteering at our event for the day. Simply click below, read the different volunteer positions available, and sign up! It’s that easy to be a part of an important day in the life of our youth.
The Drug Store Project is an anti-drug/anti-destructive behavior event. This year long planning process involves 45+ agencies-service clubs and 200+ volunteers. These combined efforts have provided our reality-based scenarios for all sixth-grade youth annually since 2003.
To learn more about The Drug Store Project click here to read a program description and view a quick presentation below. We are happy to share our “road map” of information with interested communities.
The Drug Store Project is now a fund of the
El Dorado Community Fund.
You can donate directly to our program
No need to reinvent the wheel!
Data is important for information and improvement. As part of our program, we collect pre and post event survey information from participating youth in order to better serve the needs of our community. We consistently see a growth in information learned by our youth and many students express that they are more connected with the agencies and personnel which serve them.
If you’d like to donate to our program, please do so at the El Dorado Community Foundation.
If you have questions about our program, please contact us at
Thank you to our
2023 Event Sponsors!
Learn how you can be a sponsor
or donate to our efforts!
Your sponsorship will be recognized through June 30th of each year! Join our team today!
Together we can make a difference in the life of a child.
If you would like to become a partner, email Lisa at [email protected]
or scroll down for more information.
Join our team and become a
2023 Donor now!
- Your name or business and URL will go here!
- John & Cheryl Cook
- El Dorado Savings Bank
- Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra
- 2022 American Century Championship
- South Lake Tahoe Police Department’s, Police Officers’ Association
- Loyal Order of Moose – #1632
- Women of the Moose Chapter 408
- Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe
- Lake Valley Firefighter Foundation
- Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe
- Rotary Club of Tahoe-Douglas
Thank you to our In-kind Donors!
Sponsor or Donate
to our event!
Sponsors and Donors
are recognized on our website, through June 30th of each year, in addition to E-news blasts, printed on our community bags and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We want our community to know your dedication to our youth.
Sponsors of $2,000 and more
will have their logo and URL included.
Donors of less than $2,000
will have their name and URL included.
Thank you to our
Agencies & Businesses who participate each year!
Our boots on the ground in 2023!
Barton Health, Cal Tahoe JPA, California Highway Patrol, CA National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, CALSTAR, Camelot Party Rentals, City of South Lake Tahoe, Douglas County Search & Rescue, EDC Probation, EDC Public Defender, EDC Search & Rescue -Tahoe Team, EDC Sheriff’s Office, EDC Sheriff’s STARs, EDC Superior Court, El Dorado Savings Bank, Federal Bureau of Investigation, George Whittell High School, Gentiva Hospice Care, Harrah’s H.E.R.O.s, Harrahʻs Lake Tahoe, Kiwanis Club of Lake Tahoe, Kiwanis Club of Tahoe Sierra, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, Lake Valley Fire Protection District, Live Violence Free, McFarlane Mortuary, NV National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, Optimist Club of South Lake Tahoe , Partnership Douglas County, Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, STHS Friday Night Live, South Tahoe Middle School, STMS Club Live, Suicide Prevention Network, Tahoe Alliance for SAFE Kids, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Rotary Club of Tahoe Douglas, Tahoe Youth & Family Services, and the many amazing community volunteers!
We focus on what
our youth tell us
Student and Parent surveys tell us a lot.
Very important to improving the program is evaluating what our youth learn and what suggestions they have on improving our delivery. Each year, youth complete a pre-event and post-event survey. Student opinions matter and in their post-event survey, we get a comprehensive view of how they valued the program. We post our surveys to be viewed by agency partners, schools, and parents.
Take a few minutes to evaluate what our youth are telling us with our pre and post event surveys.
Videos to SHARE and Resources!
Risks of Vaping
Kelly Vial, FNP Barton Health
The Opioid Epidemic
Dr. Wonnacott, M.D. Barton Health
Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness
Terri Cherry, Barton Health PEEK
for you to use!
Get informed via Tahoe Alliance for Safe Kids (TASK)
TASK’s mission is to prevent and reduce youth substance use and related harm – Keeping kids safe in collaboration with our community partners.
Sign up for the Parent Group Texting Network and stay informed about substance use topics and local trends affecting our community youth. Evidence-based facts with reference links are sent roughly 2-3 times a month to help parents stay informed and aware.
To be added to the Parent Texting group and receive information. Text TASK to phone number 888777
Sponsors and Donations make this program happen!
Download our Sponsor Donor Information file