E3: Engage, Encourage, Empower


E3 is an initiative of The Governor’s Prevention Partnership, supporting an alcohol and drug free lifestyle among youth and increasing skills for healthy decision-making behavior. The program addresses drinking and substance use through self-exploration, reflection, learning, and support in a safe environment. E3 can be customized to meet individual needs and is delivered virtually or in-person.

How E3 Works

Training for Youth and Advisors

Youth Leaders and their Advisors are trained by The Partnership on how to implement the E3 curriculum to their group of young people. Each lesson is linked to state health education standards and emphasizes social and emotional learning.

Peer Leaders

Peer Leaders then facilitate the E3 lessons to their peers. The activities and discussions help youth develop the skills they need for healthy decision-making and build knowledge of the harms of substance use.

In the video below, a youth prevention leader and advisor shares the transformative power of youth-to-youth prevention.

Awareness Campaign

The E3 program culminates in an Awareness Campaign, where youth use what they’ve learned in the program to develop their own awareness campaign about the dangers of substance use.

Ongoing Support

The Partnership provides ongoing support to both the Peer Leaders and the Advisors to ensure the successful implementation of the program and to update the curriculum as necessary.

More Information

To learn more about starting your own E3 chapter or to get more more information, contact:

Jessica White – Program Manager, Communities and Schools


The Governor’s Prevention Partnership builds statewide capacity to prevent underage drinking and substance use and builds strategic alliances to promote the overall well-being of Connecticut’s future workforce.