Brent’s Club was created in 2013 in partnership with the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness. Brent’s Club is a substance abuse prevention and education program offered to members in grades 6th-12th. The various components which make up Brent’s Club focus intervening early in a members’ development to strengthen protective factors against substance abuse and have been integrated into various areas which include weekly meetings, oral fluid drug testing, community service, and incentives. The ultimate goal of Brent’s Club is to support the development of healthy, productive, and substance-free youth.
Brent’s Club weekly meetings are held once a week, typically on Fridays, and 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 monthly basis.
Incentives include a monthly celebration on the last Friday of the month in the Brent’s Club Department and weekly field trips and special events. Field trips have included visits to several college campuses, sports games, movie premieres, parks, visiting of businesses, theme parks, museums, galleries, and much more.
Members participate in a community service project each month. Some examples include: Dinner Service at the Midnight Mission, Community Clean Up’s, Letter Writing Campaign for U.S. Service Men and Women, Petition Signing to help the City of Los Angeles with implementing policy that will limit alcohol outlets, and more.