Space Scouts, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and produced by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), is a three-episode series of media tools designed to teach fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade children from African American churches about the science of drug addiction. The programs were developed using a method of community-based participatory research. Academic researchers at MIMH collaborated with an inter-faith agency, Committed Caring Faith Communities (CCFC), and solicited feedback from members of the target audience, their pastors, and other church staff, substance abuse researchers, and curriculum development specialists in order to ensure that the final program would meet the needs of all involved parties.
Follow the links above to watch the episodes and learn more about the program.
Although you can purchase the SpaceScouts DVDs, everything else on this site is offered for free.