4 What’s Next

4 What’s Next is a student-driven primary prevention program to help high school students develop positive coping skills and enhance protective factors in preparation for life beyond high school.

The program’s primary goals are to:

  • Develop protective factors and social and emotional skills
  • Build openness, connectedness, and empathy
  • Empower students to create and communicate individual awareness, knowledge, and skills as a culmination of learning
  • Identify future challenges and have the knowledge and skills to approach them with confidence


Pilots 2017-2018

Manchester High School, Manchester, CT

Immaculate High School, Danbury, CT

Capital Preparatory High School, Hartford, CT

Institute of Living, Hartford, CT

Jewish Family Services, West Hartford, CT

Guilford Youth & Family Services, Guilford, CT
Sponsored by the Guilford Foundation

Enfield Public Schools, Enfield, CT

Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, Bristol, CT
Sponsored by the Walmart Foundation

J.H. Rose High School, Greenville, NC

Wilton High School, Wilton, CT

Pilots 2015-2017

Manchester High School, Manchester, CT

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA

Windham High School, Windham, CT

East Catholic High School, Manchester, CT

National Survey of College Students

JPF partnered with the Jed Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Keeds to complete a groundbreaking survey about mental health and the transition to college. The survey was fielded online by Harris Poll among 1,502 U.S. first-year college students between March 25 and April 17, 2015. Survey respondents were students 17-20 years old, graduated from high school, are in the second term of their first year at college, and attending at least some classes in-person at a 2-year or 4-year college. For complete survey results and methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, visit www.SettoGo.org.