Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)


Our goal is to equip all SCUSD students - with an intentional focus on grades 6th through 12th graders – with a better understanding of the danger of tobacco use and the impact on themselves and the community.

Through our collaboration with our partners, SCUSD students have the opportunity to engage in fun and exciting activities both on their sites and within their communities:

  • Always Knocking, Inc.,
  • Earth Mama Healing, Inc.,
  • People Reaching Out (PRO),
  • La Familia Counseling Center,
  • Center for Multicultural Cooperation California (CMCC),
  • Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), and
  • Kaiser Permanente  


Our services and programs include but are not limited to:

  • Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program
  • Girls Empowered
  • Brief Intervention Services
  • Cessation Services
  • Tobacco related activities and special events
  • Community engagement opportunities

Students have the opportunity to participate in meaningful, social gatherings with peers to actively engage and/or give feedback on school site initiatives around tobacco, drug and alcohol usage.  Some of the various clubs and events include:

  • Friday Night Live
  • Club Live
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Hackademy Awards
  • Don’t Buy the Lie
  • Nightmare on Nicotine Street
  • Go B’Nanas
  • Community Service
  • Youth Tobacco Advisory Council

In Need of Support?

If you have a student who may need some additional support or guidance around TUPE related issues, please submit a referral HERE​.

Leadership Opportunities

Youth Tobacco Advisory Council (YTAC)

In alignment with SCUSD’s Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) programming, the Youth Tobacco Advisory Committee (YTAC) is a collaborative of SCUSD students working together to address school and community issues related to tobacco and other drug use.​