Project Venture is an experiential youth development program designed for 5th- to 8th-grade. It aims to develop the social and emotional competence that facilitates youths’ resistance to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Project Venture’s approach is positive and strengths based. The program is designed to foster the development of positive self-concept, effective social interaction skills, a community service ethic, an internal locus of control, and improved decision making and problem-solving skills. This is an evidence-based program listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.