Three to Succeed

The Three to Succeed concept is based on the Fairfax County Youth Survey analysis that shows how just having three assets (or strengths) dramatically reduces risk behaviors and promotes thriving youth.

How to help promote thriving youth: View fact sheet

Watch the Three to Succeed video: (Links to video in English and Spanish are on this page)

New Youth Survey Results

Fairfax County Youth Survey Results: A Window into the Lives of Our Youth.

Results of the recently released Youth Survey were presented at the last regular meeting of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County on Jan. 23. 

The Youth Survey, a comprehensive, anonymous and voluntary survey given each year to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12, examines behaviors, experiences and other factors that influence the health and well-being of the county's youth. The Youth Survey is a collaboration of Fairfax County Government and the Fairfax County Public Schools. The results provide a snapshot of Fairfax County youth and serve as a barometer of the community's effectiveness fostering healthy choices in young people.

"The results will be used by the Unified Prevention Coalition in its strategic planning process as it reviews community progress in preventing youth alcohol and other drug use and sets priorities for continued or expanded prevention efforts," said UPC Executive Director Diane Eckert. "The UPC thanks all those who have worked to provide this important information critical to our collaborative prevention efforts."

Topics covered include:

  • Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
  • Bullying, cyberbullying and other forms of aggression.
  • Physical and mental health.Extracurricular and civic engagement.
  • Risk and protective factors.

The Prevention Toolkit – Now That I Know, What Do I Do?

The online Prevention Toolkit, based on the Youth Survey, is a collection of suggestions, tools and resources to assist families, school staff, PTAs, community- and faith-based organizations, social clubs and others promote the well-being of youth in our community.

The Prevention Toolkit is divided into three areas:

  1. Support — Answers to frequently asked questions and step-by-step guidance to hosting a community event around the Youth Survey or a selected topic.
  2. Presentations, Handouts and Resources — In-depth looks at results for selected Youth Survey topics, including fact sheets and videos in several languages. Links to more information and where to go for help. Youth Survey topics include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs; bullying and cyberbullying; mental health-depression and suicide; nutrition and physical activity; and teen dating abuse.
  3. Take Action — Ideas on how to make a difference in the lives of youth in your community. 
Other Presentations of the Results from the Fairfax County Youth Survey -- 2010-2011

Region 3 Neighborhood and Community Services Office pdf logo
Monday, November 28, 2011 10:00 am to Noon 
11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 140
Reston, Virginia 20190

Region 2 James Lee Community Center Theatre pdf logo
Monday, December 5, 2011, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm 
2855-A Annandale Road
Falls Church, Virginia 22042

Region 4 Mott Community Center pdf logo
Saturday, January 7, 2012, 10:00 am to Noon 
12111 Braddock Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Region 1 West Potomac High School pdf logo
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Spring Bank Building, 6500 Quander Road Alexandria, Virginia 22307