LifeSkills Training is offered at various schools throughout the year in a class called, “Choices.” Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-validated substance abuse prevention program, proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and violence by targeting the major social and psychological factors that promote the initiation of substance use and other risky behaviors. This comprehensive, exciting program provides adolescents and young teens with the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations.
Choices is offered to Holly Academy Middle School Students in the classroom setting for approximately three weeks each marking period.
Holly Middle School students can participate in the Choices program in an after school setting. The class is currently meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m. There are still spaces available, so please contact the Coalition office if you are interested.
Choices is offered at each of the Holly Area Schools elementary schools for 5th and 6th grade students in an afterschool setting. Currently, the Choices program is at Holly Elementary on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45–4:45. Choices will also be offered at Holly Academy’s elementary to 4th and 5th grade students. Check with the Coalition office for dates and times.
Choices will be offered at the other elementary buildings throughout the year. If you would like your student to participate, please contact the Coalition office for dates and times.
Youth Action Board
The Youth Action Board is active at Holly High School, run by the Coalition’s Youth Coordinator Nick Kelp, plans and executes prevention and leadership activities in the school and community.
Susan Papple, Coalition Project Coordinator, runs a STAND (Students Taking A New Direction) group at Holly Middle School. This group engages students in prevention and leadership building activities at the middle school level.
The Coalition also sponsors many day and evening programs for students and parents. Two of our biggest events are Town Hall meetings and Youth Dialogue Day. Please watch our websites for date and time updates for these and other programs and campaigns.