Through the Peer Leadership Program, drug-free high school students interact in a positive way with elementary students. The High School Students work in teams and visit each of the Elementary classrooms to present a Prevention Lesson. At the beginning of each lesson, the High School Students introduce themselves to the elementary students. They talk about all the positive activities they are involved in at the High School such as Band, Drama Club, Math Club, Key Club, VOFT, etc. They explain how being involved in positive activities helps them to stay away from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. These High School HUDDLE Leaders serve as wonderful role models for the elementary children.
The objective of each of the Prevention Lessons is to help the elementary students develop resistance skills and support their choice to LIVE DRUG FREE.
ØSay NO and Fly Away! Leaders read a story about some friends who learn to say no to another friend.
ØStudents play a game in which they make choices and learn that they can choose to do something different from their friends.
ØStudents complete a worksheet: The Real Me
ØAll Kinds of Families:Leaders read a story about the many different kinds of families and how families help each other.
ØStudents complete a worksheet on their family and may share it with the class.
ØLot of Kids Like Us: (Video)
ØStudents learn that some families have problems, such as a parent with a drinking problem. Students learn that they can seek help from another family member, a school counselor, or another trusted adult.
ØThe High School Leaders teach students about Positive, Negative and Neutral Peer Pressure.
ØStudents learn the Four-Step Method of Saying No.
ØStudents practice the Four-Step Method by participating in role-plays about Smoking, Drinking, Cheating, Weapons, Vandalism, and Stealing.
ØStudents fill out a Pre-test on Inhalants.
ØStudents brainstorm a list of inhalants with the Peer Leaders.
ØStudents check their pre-test as Leaders provide and discuss the correct answers.
ØStudents divide into two teams and play the Inhalant Abuse Jeopardy Game.