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Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program (SAP),an evidence-based prevention program, addresses social & emotional barriers, including substance use/misuse, violence and bullying. SAP assists students in achieving academic & social success by promoting healthy development, reducing hurdles to learning and building upon strengths. Proven to promote positive change in: Substance Abuse; Attitudes Toward Drugs; School Values; Social Attitudes & Social Bonding; & Rebellious & Violent Attitudes. SAP is school-based.

Eligibility Requirements

The STARS's Student Assistance Program is a school based program. Students may self-refer, be referred by teachers, administrators, school counselors, parents, or peers. There is no cost for our services; any student in any school that has a Student Assistance Counselor on site is eligible for services.

How to get started

  1. Use one of these methods to contact this service:
    • Phone
    • Email
    • Apply Online
    • Check with the administration of your school to see if the progr
  2. Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.

Ages Served

Ages 6-18


Youth Opportunity Center
Nashville, TN 37203
M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Office hours). Specialists' hours coincide with the hours of operation of the schools in which they are housed.