Great Opportunities for Advancing Leaders (GOAL) is a prevention program that combats risky behavior. Our program uses round-table discussions and workshops to help students develop healthy life skills.

Our Approach

Great Opportunities for Advancing Leaders (GOAL) was founded in 2007 to reverse the growing trend of youth engaging in risky behaviors. GOAL teaches students the importance of knowing how to detect risky situations and how to successfully defuse them.

Risky Behaviors

  • Substance Abuse
  • Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bullying
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Teen Pregnancy

Our program focuses on developing short-term and long-term goals that help students set a positive example for their peers by avoiding risky behaviors.

Life Skills

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Assertiveness
  • Combating Negative Peer Pressure
  • Leadership

DC Public and Public Charter Schools

GOAL partners with DC Public and DC Public Charter Schools to host workshops and discussions during health education classes.

Community-Based Organizations

GOAL partners with community-based organizations to host prevention workshops for parents to teach recommended communication, detection, and prevention strategies.

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