Mariners Inn alumni Minister David P. Smith speaks about his involvement with the PRIDE Club.
The Mariners Inn Strenthening Familes Program has established a PRIDE Club. The PRIDE Club consists of a community outreach component for the older youth of the Strengthening Families Program. Youth ages 12 to 18 participating in Mariners Inn Strengthening Families Program engage in interactive dialogue with local junior high and high school students about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug related issues, and school related issues such as bullying and peer pressure. The PRIDE Club provides a safe, supportive and consistent environment for teens to learn positive life skills and to focus on primaty prevention intervention activities.