FACES for the Future is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support overdose and substance misuse prevention for youth! Building on the foundation of our existing Public Health Youth Corps program, previously focused on COVID-19, we will empower FACES students with knowledge and skills to educate their peers and communities about opioid overdose prevention. 600 students from California and New Mexico will participate in this program as Peer Substance Misuse Educators and receive certifications in CPR/First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Stop the Bleed training, and Narcan/Opioid Overdose Intervention Training. Students will also be matched with adult mentors to support them in navigating life circumstances and educate them on mental health and substance use. Thank you to OJJDP and Public Health Institute for their support, and to FACES program partners for collaborating with us! We look forward to sharing updates as we implement this work over the next three years.