Updated: April 04, 2022

Every day, Arizona youth are buying counterfeit pills laced with Fentanyl through texts and social media. They are overdosing at an alarming rate. DON'T WAIT until it's too late. Here's what you can do to prevent it:

  1. Talk with your child about NEVER taking a pill that is not prescribed to them.
  2. MONITOR your child's texts and social media.
  3. Get the FACTS on Fentanyl at TalkNowAz.com

Even if you don't think your child is taking pills, talking with them could be the reason they never do.

The Sunnyside Unified School District is proud to partner with LPKNC, a local non-profit organization whose mission is "to bring together residents, organizations, and agencies that are committed to serving neighborhoods by fostering and maintaining a vital drug-free community".

LPKNC works with Sunnyside to provide services for staff, students and families. Please see the flier below for a list of workshops available to the SUSD community.

Ongoing Meetings:

LPKNC Coalition Meeting
First Thursday of every month from 5:30 pm - 7 pm.
Cannabis Prevention Task Force Meeting
Third Thursday of every month from 10:30 am - 12 pm.

Visit the LPKNC Website to learn more.

Breaking Barriers with Youth

Breaking Barriers with YOUth (BBY) is a place for youth and adults to come together and share their perspectives about what is happening in the world today. BBY will discuss how youth are dealing with various issues in their school, families, and communities.

As adults who care about youth it is important to understand what teens are going through and how they view today's changing world. In addition, we will hear from adults who are advocates for youth and how they feel they impact youth. This podcast will share resources for parents, youth, grandparents, and caring adults.

BBY is supported by LPKNC, a nonprofit organization that focuses on prevention of substance use/misuse and abuse, promotes mental health and wellness and prevention of suicide. LPKNC and BBY believes in Youth-Adult Partnerships. Youth-Adult Partnerships is a relationship between youth and adults where youth are afforded an equal voice at the table in anything LPKNC does. BBY models this partnership.

The LPKNC podcast Breaking Barriers with Youth, is available wherever you like to listen to podcasts.