My Neighbor's Keeper Alliance, USA

Create a drug-free home one neighbor, one parent, one child at a time

Problem statement

Today’s youth are smarter, creative, innovative, inclusive, technologically advanced, and explorative. Today’s youth is also very open to attempting and misusing alcohol, marijuana, ecstasy, prescription pills and more which can slow the development of an adolescent brain and significantly reduce the potential of becoming who God has created them to be. MyKNA, USA aims at sensitizing and empowering youths with tools and resources to SAY NO TO DRUGS!

“One of the most powerful counterweights to substance use and one of the most powerful prevention strategies is to provide students with the challenging and rewarding experiences that education can provide. If students become very engaged and passionate and rewarded by something challenging, they might not have time to be distracted by something like substance use that can take them off their path.”

Why We Do This

In the last decade, fewer youth were reported to misusing alcohol and harmful substances. However, the COVID-19 pandemic erased most of this decline, worsened the existing substance misuse crisis in the United States and created an emergent wave of mental health illness especially among children of color.
This has led to many adolescents (especially within the minority community) engaging in misuse and abuse of alcohol, illicit substances, and disproportionately impacted by mental illness.
This nonprofit was started to sensitize parents, grandparents, caregivers, educators and others on their roles in keeping kids alcohol and drug-free. We believe that adolescents who have a good bond with an adult are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and espouse the fact that prevention begins with parenting.

Our Vision

Empower minority youth with the knowledge, tools, and resources to prevent early drug use and create a drug-free home and community one neighbor, one child at a time.

Our Mission

My Neighbor’s Keeper Alliance, USA (MyNKA, USA) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization aimed at raising awareness on alcohol and drug abuse within adolescent minority communities in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Our Project Areas

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Substance Use, Misuse and Abuse Prevention Education

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Youth Taking Action Against Drugs, YTAAD

MRS

Mentoring, Referrals and Support Groups, MRS

Medication Take-Back Events, MTE

Naloxone

Naloxone Training & Dispensing

We require your help!

Latest From Our Blog

Underage Drinking and Today’s Youth – Why It Matters especially Now!
27Apr

Underage Drinking and Today’s Youth – Why It Matters especially Now!

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03Feb

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Events

Takeback Day flyer
Youth Taking Action Against Drugs Workshop (a pilot program)
Narcan Training skills and More!
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Takeback Day flyer

National Drug and Facts Week 2023

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2023

DEA National Rx TakeBack Day

DEA National Rx TakeBack Day