About Us

For over 40 years, the C.E. Mendez Foundation has been developing and implementing unparalleled K-12 prevention education programs that equip children and adolescents to make healthy choices as they make the journey to reaching their goals and avoiding substance use and aggressive behavior so they can be a positive force in their schools and communities. Our self-efficacy and interpersonal skills-building programs make a positive impact on the lives of students, educators, caregivers, and community leaders nationwide.

Prevention Education: A small investment with a big return – healthy, happy kids for generations to come.

Our History

We’ve been busy these past fifty years. From our modest beginnings as a local supporter of children and youth focused efforts in Tampa Florida to a nationally recognized leader in prevention education and healthy social development, we continue to strive to prepare all children and youth to reach their highest potential in school and in life.

Our History

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of people in business, medicine, law, real estate, banking, education, and the arts. This broad range of abilities, skills, and perspectives enables the Foundation and to develop programs consistent with its mission and purpose to maximize the effective reach of its team and resources.

Board Directors

Our Team

Our entire team is dedicated to building and delivering high-quality prevention programs that really make an impact. From researchers to trainers, prevention specialists to fulfillment administrators we all have the same goal: happy, healthy kids.