The Mario Do Right Foundation was established in 2007 by Grammy Award nominated singer, songwriter and actor Mario Barrett in an effort to educate and inspire youth adversely affected by drug or alcohol abuse in the home.
One of the foundation's flagship services, the Live Right Do Right program, has positively impacted the lives of youth for years. This cutting-edge substance abuse prevention program is housed inside area schools, building a much-needed bridge to future success.
In a classroom setting, students are exposed to an evidence-based curriculum recommended by the American Medical Association, the White House Office of Drug Policy and the U.S Department of Education. Students are taught the skills needed to resist peer pressure to smoke, drink and use drugs. In addition to increased knowledge and awareness, participants leave with fortified confidence and greater self-esteem.
As an added benefit, Mario uses Skype to video chat with students, helping motivate them to complete the course and reach their fullest potential. Additionally, one of the key partners for the foundation has been the National Institute on Drug Abuse who provides literature and publications for our students regarding the risks of abusing drugs and alcohol.
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Here's an inside look into Mario's life and why contributing to the Do Right Foundation is important to him. The mission of The Mario Do Right Foundation is to mentor and support the children of drug addicted parents.
Meet the man behind the foundation and find out what it means to “Do Right”.