School is out and summer is finally here! From all of us at the Ben Gordon Center Prevention and Education team, have a great summer vacation!

Summer vacation talk

Summer vacation is a great time to talk to your kids about things such as Marijuana. Marijuana use could affect their coordination and concentration. Be a parent, not a friend. 



It's that time of year again! CGTI is just a couple weeks away. This is a conference for high school students to learn about leadership and community involvement held at Eastern Illinois University. It's an amazing learning (and growing) experience! Click here to learn more:

Hope you had a safe and fun 4th!
Mission / Vision

MISSION: The Ben Gordon Center Prevention and Education Program’s purpose is to facilitate the promotion of community based prevention, wellness and healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and the community as a whole within DeKalb County, using researched based, best practiced, and outcome driven prevention strategies that includes input and collaboration with the DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment (DCP/SAFE) Coalition.

VISION: Our vision is to create a greater DeKalb County where there is optimal mental health resilience and minimal mental health inequality and stigma among all county residents.