High School Students Attend Four Day Leadership Training

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Fifteen high school students from Fowler, ITC and Nottingham joined 75 students from other CNY high schools for a four-day Leadership Training Program.  The program was held at Camp Long Point on Seneca Lake and was hosted by Teen Institute (TI).  TI is a national youth leadership program with a local chapter through Prevention Network dedicated to providing young people with the leadership skills to promote healthy living and substance use prevention strategies for themselves and their peers.

Through dynamic presentations, experiential workshops, small discussion groups and school/community planning sessions the students learned healthy ways to cope with stress as well as healthy lifestyle strategies, leadership skills, and drug and alcohol prevention activities.  They also worked alongside their School Team Advisor to develop Prevention Action Plans for their respective schools. 
Some of the activities were listening to presenters who have gone through or had family members who have addictions, creating and performing a drug prevention skit, working with your school team on  a treasure hunt using clues about teamwork  to solve the puzzle on a giant Monopoly Board, meeting 2 times a day in small ‘Family Groups’ to have in-depth discussions about thoughts and feelings that come up as they learn, and being able to just be young people, having fun in healthy, active ways!