San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc.
San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc. (SAFB) helps people create safe, healthy, and caring
communities for youth and families through community health improvement programs
and economic development initiatives that increase communities’ capacity to solve
problems and change current systems and policies. The Too Smart To Start team in
San Antonio focuses their efforts on 9- to 13-year-old youth and their parents from
the Boys and Girls Clubs, Youth Crime and Drug Watch locations, and public housing
developments as well as the community at large.
To further promote underage alcohol use prevention messages, the San Antonio team
distributes monthly newsletters to youth with questions about underage alcohol use
and encourages involvement by offering incentives for correct answers. The team
also provides educational sessions on the influences of advertising on underage
alcohol use, promotes a poster contest through several Internet services, and sponsors
a positive alternative event.
The Too Smart To Start team uses monthly newsletters, direct mail, and print and
TV advertisements to convey information about the harms and social unacceptability
of underage alcohol use. Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about
the negative effects of underage alcohol use and are invited to attend educational
events and workplace sessions.