This program was designed to provide elementary and middle school students with an empowering method of leadership and substance abuse prevention. Its main focus is to teach students to use peer pressure as a positive "tool"... a tool that will allow students to create their own environment with an affirming approach toward peers. By the end of this program, children feel capable of making a difference through improved self-esteem and self-image. Objectives of include the following:
To demonstrate to younger students that peer pressure doesn't have to overpower them into negative experiences.
To introduce a basic leadership program to elementary and/or middle school students.
To provide participants with enough practice so they can react to peers with positive messages.
To show young students that it is "OK" to like themselves. To remind them that they are becoming something special, and that "they are not their past."
To have participants practice making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.
To leave the program with some simple, specific "positive peer pressure/ leadership" goals.
Contact hours: This program is available in three formats
Overview - 90 minutes - One presenter
In-depth Discussion (ideal for middle school students)