Making the Connection to Prevention

While an afterschool program may not be specifically identified or funded as a substance misuse prevention program, there are several key components that everyone working in these programs can implement to help reduce risk factors and increase protective factors for youth. Participants will learn how to strengthen afterschool programs and better understand the connection to… Read more »

Raise Them Up! Resilience through Mind, Body, Community & Digital Balance

Do your social-emotional and character education programs need a REFRESH? Join us and receive free hands-on activities in areas of mindfulness, health & nutrition, community engagement, digital/social media consciousness, and service learning. This session will include tips, tools, and trade activities that will help students learn how to build skills in self-regulation, self- awareness, empathy… Read more »

Up In Smoke – Awareness of Vaping

This workshop is designed to teach about current trends and dangers with “vaping.” We will learn to recognize signs of use with vaping devices, as well as better understand ways that students might be hiding their addiction. Age of youth served: grades 7-12.

Yoga and Mindfulness for Youth

Staff will learn how to incorporate yoga and mindfulness techniques into their work with youth to promote self-regulation of emotions. Participants will leave an understanding of breathing techniques, yoga poses, group activities, mindfulness, and relaxation exercises to implement in their after school program. Age of youth served: grades K-5.