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.

Program Goals

  • 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



JPF partnered with the Jed Foundation and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 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.