We are currently working with the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Boyle Heights (located in Los Angeles) in our inaugural Brent’s Club.
Brent’s Club is a sober club that is offered to young adults who are in middle school and high school. The club provides incentives for participants to abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol. Members of the club voluntarily participate in a saliva drug test once a week. Participants who test positive receive private, discreet counseling. Those who stay sober are rewarded with incentives which include educational technological devices (i.e. iPads, laptop computers, etc.), tutoring, and special events.
Brent’s Club is the only private program in the United States where parents and kids agree to random testing for alcohol and drugs and are rewarded for not experimenting or with alcohol or drugs.
Brent’s Club is a unique approach to prevention. We started the program with 25 members and have increased membership to over 1,300 kids and to date have had no member failing a drug test. Members are enjoying the rewards of sobriety.
We are currently looking to secure funding to be able to award all members who graduate from high school as a sober student with a college scholarship. The ultimate goal is to expand this program nationwide.
The types of programs that Brent’s Club offers are:
- Sporting events
- After school education programs
- Speaking events about the danger of drugs
- College campus visits
- Prominent community leaders discussions
- Visiting of local businesses
Variety Boys & Girls Club
2530 Cincinnati Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Boys & Girls Club West & East San Gabriel Valley
328 S Ramona Ave
Monterey Park, Ca 91754
Boys & Girls Club Estrada Courts
3223 Estrada St.
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Boys & Girls Club of La Puente
503 N Glendora Ave
La Puente, CA 91744
Boys & Girls Club of Malibu
30215 Morning View Dr
Malibu, CA 90265
Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club
1930 Randall Ave.
Bronx, NY 10473