The 3 Bold Steps for meaningful system change (Partner, Plan, and Act) were developed in collaboration with SAMHSA by Education Development Center (EDC), to empower lasting change in communities. Every day, communities and schools throughout our country take on the critical work of creating safe and healthy places where children and youth can learn and grow. The 3 Bold Steps are creative, strategic approaches to address the many challenges in our communities, which include student substance misuse and violence, increasing truancy and dropout rates, and shrinking resources. In addition to the challenges, each community has strengths to draw on. To organize a true collaboration of these strengths takes time and attention—but, as you’ll learn from the 3 Bold Steps, the results are worth it.
Step 1 – Partner. Videos, activities, tools and resources to help you make your collaboration count.
Step 2 – Plan. Videos, activities, tools and resources that help your team create a plan that engages key decision-makers and builds commitment in your community.
Step 3 – Act. Videos, activities, tools and resources that help you develop strategies for long-term action and integration.