Brent’s Club engages teens through weekly field trips and special events including visits to several college campuses, sports games, movie premieres, parks, visiting of businesses, theme parks, museums, galleries, and much more.
We establish weekly meetings with Brent's Club members that cover a range of topics. Every meeting focuses heavily either on alcohol and drug prevention, academic success, career exploration, or a combination of these. Brent’s Club members are randomly tested on a weekly basis.
Members participate in a community service projects including Community Clean Ups, Letter Writing Campaign for U.S. Service Men and Women, Petition Signing to help implement policy that will limit alcohol outlets, and more!
Having faced the tragedy no parent ever wants to experience – Robert and Linell Shapiro lost their amazing son, Brent to addiction in October of 2005. Out of their tremendous pain came a passionate purpose.
The Brent Shapiro Foundation has successfully created the only program to help prevent the disease of drug addiction. Kids from 11 to 17 years old agree with their parents to random, non-invasive, saliva-based drug testing. With every successful drug test each child receives rewards and those rewards increase as they remain in the program.
At high school graduation, having remained drug-free throughout their Brent’s Club membership each child is rewarded a college scholarship.
Because of Robert and Linell Shapiro the Brent Shapiro Foundation has successfully created a one of a kind drug and alcohol awareness program known as Brent’s Club. Kids from 11 to 17 years old agree to random, non-invasive, saliva-based drug testing. With every successful drug test each child receives rewards and those rewards increase as they remain in the program.
Founded upon personal tragedy, it is our vision to conquer alcohol and drug dependence by turning the fear, grief and helplessness caused from this disease into awareness, compassion, and support. It is the mission of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness to become the national leader in the fight against drug and alcohol dependence by:
Raising awareness through education
Removing the stigma and isolation associated with this disease by inviting everyone to join in a national dialogue
Providing support to parents on how to communicate with their children and with other parents about alcohol and drugs
Creating educational tools designed to help parents, teachers and communities to identify when necessary, to intervene with those as high-risk