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Promoting Health and Personal Development

Personal Self-Management Skills
General Social Skills
Social Resistance Skills


Botvin Lifeskills Prevention Program 
Designed to help Students develop self-management skills, enhance self -esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger. They gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence. Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Youth Prevention Focus

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Substance  Abuse and Awareness

Prevention of substance abuse among adolescents requires an awareness of experimentation with alcohol and other drugs.  Experimentation among adolescents is common, unfortunately youth often don't see the link between their actions today and the consequences that come tomorrow.

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Under the Influence

"The difference between being an influencer and being influenced is demonstrating leadership. Being informed is what matters when it comes to making good decisions and preventing youth from being influenced by social and peer pressures.

It is important for youth to use their voice concerning drug and alcohol prevention.  Join our Youth Prevention Forum and become a part of the conversation today!


The Team

Committed to Our Cause

We’re very proud of the diversity of our team, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our leaders and volunteers below.

Dr. Marketa Robinson - Ph.D

Executive Director

Dr. Marketa Robinson-Ph.D, M.Ed, LCDCIII, OCPC is the Executive Director of the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP of Dayton) Dr. Marketa Robinson has worked in the field of prevention and treatment for over 18 years. Well apt in working with youth, adults and families Dr. Robinson is certified by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Credentialing Board as an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC) as well as a License Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC III). Dr. Robinson has a Doctorate degree in Human Services and a Master’s degree in Education-Specializing in Family & Community Organization and Development.

Michael Mann

Program Director/Facilitator

Mr. Michael Mann -OCPC is the Program Director of Prevention at Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP of Dayton) overseeing Life Skills and Too Good for Drugs & Violence (TGFV) a school-based violence prevention and character education program designed to improve student behavior and minimize aggression for youths in grades 6-12. Mr. Mann is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Michael has twelve years of experience of working in the prevention field serving at-risk youth.

Tammie Scales

Preventive Specialist/Faciliator

Ms. Tamie Scales- OCPSA, CDCA is a prevention specialist at the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP of Dayton). Ms. Scales holds a Master’s degree in Business, Bachelor’s degree in counseling and is certified as a Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant and a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. Ms. Scales has worked with youth since 2002 and has a passion to educate and empower youth for leadership in the area of Communication Skills, Self-Management Skills, Self Esteem, Problem Solving and positive Decision Making.

Dexter Jenkins

Preventive Specialist/Facilitator

Mr. Dexter Jenkins- RA is a prevention specialist at the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP of Dayton). Mr. Jenkins holds a Master's degree in Humanities and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in physical education. Well experienced in working with youth, Mr. Jenkins has a 20-year history of coaching various youth sport programs and is certified as a Registered Applicant for Prevention through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board. Mr. Jenkins possesses the skills and compassion to meet the kids where they are and provide a safe haven for them to develop the needed skills to becoming an asset to themselves and their communities.


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