N.O.V.A. Principles

“Adrianna” –  “I like N.O.V.A. so much.  My favorite lesson is Anger Management.  It’s helping my dad not to explode when I didn’t do this right or I didn’t do that right.  Thanks A Lot!”
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N.O.V.A. Motto

The N.O.V.A. Motto is “Illuminating the path to Excellence”.  Our focus is on helping youth to seek out and achieve success in life.
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N.O.V.A. Lone Wolf

Be a N.O.V.A. Lone Wolf.  If your pack of friends ask you to do something that is harmful, dangerous, or wrong, have the courage and strength to say no and leave.
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N.O.V.A. News

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N.O.V.A. Parent Pack

Register now to become a N.O.V.A. Parent Pack member and receive weekly emails that summarize each N.O.V.A. lesson
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What is N.O.V.A.?

The N.OV.A. Principles Foundation is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) principle based program taught by Law Enforcement Officers to youth in  Elementary – Jr. High – High School

Instructor Seminar

Law Enforcement Officers seeking to become N.O.V.A. Instructors can do so by registering here.

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Today's Youth Need N.O.V.A. Principles

The youth of today are being challenged and bombarded at every turn with problems and issues, the likes of which their parents did not have to deal with when they were their age. There are many people in this world creating, marketing, and selling dangerous and harmful products, many of which fall into the hands of our children. Shaming, cyber-bullying, and youth suicide rates are at an all-time high, and youth need positive role models, as well as personal education and tools to deal with these challenges.  

N.O.V.A. was designed to provide a resource to children, families, and communities to fight against harmful influences, while providing guidance toward positive opportunities and values.

Why N.O.V.A. Principles?

The N.O.V.A. Principles program teaches powerful & comprehensive principles-based decision making that goes far beyond other prevention and education programs. The curriculum includes lessons that help youth and parents deal with Drugs, Gangs, Accountability, Making Good Choices, Anger Management, Internet Safety, Self Esteem, Bullying, and Media issues.

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Our Mission:

The mission of N.O.V.A. is: "Nurturing youth to seek out positive Opportunities, internalize good Values, and to accept Accountability for their choices in life.  N.O.V.A. assists parents, families, and communities in protecting youth from the potentially devastating effects of illegal drugs, violence, and negative media exposure."


The N.O.V.A. program was created in March of 2003, by Police Sergent Charlie Wakamatsu, Dr. Paul Jenkins, a Child and Family Psychologist, and officers from the Orem Police Department in Utah.


Nurturing is to encourage positive development & growth.


Opportunities are good things that come your way. Recognizing and seeking good opportunities should be an important focus in everyone’s life.


Values are good principles, ideals, and standards that one believes in and lives by.


Accountability is being responsible for your choices and actions.

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Parent Pack

Parents!  Become a  N.O.V.A. Parent Pack member by registering today!

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N.O.V.A. Resources

Check out the N.O.V.A. Resources link and learn:  Media safe ways to protect your children; How to become an Elite N.O.V.A. Pack member; and to see some Fun Stuff!

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Instructor Training

Law Enforcement Officers wanting to become a N.O.V.A. Instructor, please register here. The next training seminar will be held during the week of November 26-29, 2018, in Orem, Utah.

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