Sixth-graders receive life skills training
The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board Prevention Services Division (MP-NNCSB) is implementing the research-based program “LifeSkills Training” to sixth grade students in the Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck region during the 2009-10 school year.
LifeSkills Training provides students with the knowledge and skills that they need to:
- Say no to tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
- Develop a positive self-image.
- Think clearly and make informed decisions.
- Cope with pressure from the media.
- Manage anxiety.
- Communicate effectively.
- Build healthy relationships.
- Handle social situations.
- Resist peer pressures.
The MP-NNCSB staff implemented the LifeSkills Training to the sixth grade students at the following schools in 2009: Essex Intermediate, Page Middle, King and Queen Elementary, Lawson-Marriott Elementary, Lancaster Middle, St. Clare Walker Middle, Northumberland Middle and Montross Middle.
To find out more about bringing youth programs to your community, call 758-9398, or visit http://www.mpnncsb.org.