December 17, 2019
We are excited to announce that CATCH Global Foundation has partnered with Discovery Education and the CVS Health Foundation to launch Be Vape Free, an initiative to help ensure that everyone – students, parents, educators, and other community members – has access to no-cost, vaping prevention resources to help educate and empower young people.
At the heart of Be Vape Free is the evidence-based CATCH My Breath youth vaping prevention program. Through this new partnership, we will be rolling out improved and expanded resources for CATCH My Breath, beginning with Elementary School (5th grade) today and continuing with middle and high school over the course of the next calendar year.
The new Elementary Classroom Resources take an interdisciplinary, standards-aligned approach to vaping prevention. The CATCH My Breath Core Program Bundle identifies the health risks of e-cigarettes and teaches key refusal skills. Additionally, there are two new Supplementary Program Bundles that tie vaping prevention to 5th grade science and humanities curricula.
The new Elementary Classroom Resources are already live on CATCH.org and can be accessed immediately; we’ll similarly add the other grade level updates as they become available in 2020. There is also a new website for the Be Vape Free initiative – bevapefree.org – that includes additional resources for parents and community members.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Look for more announcements about Be Vape Free in 2020!