Botvin Collaborators

The Botvin LifeSkills Training (Botvin) program, fosters youth development by teaching personal coping skills, general social skills, and skills for resisting pressures to smoke, drink, use drugs, and engage in other risky behaviors. Through the Botvin program, students learn not only how to resist pressures to smoke, drink, and use drugs, they also learn important life skills such as how to make informed decisions and solve problems, how to manage stress and anxiety, and how to communicate clearly. The combination of drug resistance skills and life skills has proven to be a powerful formula for preventing drug use and even violence.

Community Stakeholders:

1889 Foundation

Cambria County Drug Coalition

Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Unit

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)

Somerset County Drug-Free Communities

UPMC Somerset Hospital

University of Colorado

United Way of the Laurel Highlands

Twin Lakes Center

Partner Agencies:


The Learning Lamp

Twin Lakes Center

School Districts: (Cambria)

Blacklick Valley

Cambria Heights

Central Cambria

Conemaugh Valley

Ferndale Area

Forest Hills


Greater Johnstown

Northern Cambria

Penn Cambria

Portage Area


Westmont Hilltop

School Districts: (Somerset)

Berlin Brothersvalley

Conemaugh Township


North Star





Somerset Area 

Turkeyfoot Valley