What is the PAYS? Since 1989, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has conducted a biennial survey of youth in 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades to gather information about their knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding substance use. This information helps communities address root causes and prevent antisocial behavior. For more information about the PA Youth Survey, visit the Penn State EPISCenter and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Thank you to all parents and school administrators who have supported this data collection effort!
Currently, grant funding and the prevention program, Strengthening Families:10-14 Years has been implemented in Tioga County as a result of the insights provided by the Pa Youth Survey data. Learn more about Strengthening Families:10-14 Years
I want to help identify and select prevention priorities for Tioga County: Volunteer for the Communities That Care Workgroup
PA Youth Survey Web Tool* This tool allows users to view data and information specific to risk factors.–A very useful tool for planning and evaluating substance abuse and delinquency prevention activities!