The goal of Kids in Prevention is to create mentorship opportunties for middle and high school students to disseminate knowledge and build social and coping skills, as well as empathy in elementary-aged students
The Kids in Prevention activity involves a one-night two-day overnight leadership conference for sixth-grade participants. Content is delivered by Middle and High School student facilitators from the same schools or future schools as participating sixth graders creating a continuity of the mentoring begun at the conference. Whole group activities, small group workshops delivered using experiential education methods, and outdoor interpretation workshops enhance both a connection to nature and an increased sense of place. Conference topics include pro-social involvement, positive decision making, coping strategies, and dangers of substance abuse.
For more information about this or other YLTA activities, contact Sean O'Brien at 603-236-9227.
The Youth Leadership Through Adventure (YLTA) program is a collaborative partnership between Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Prevention Tools (ADAPT) Inc. and North Country Health Consortium to provide a youth-led prevention and leadership development model for students in Northern New Hampshire middle and high schools.