Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) is a group for middle school students ages 11 to 14 years old. The group meets regularly to address five components in a variety of ways.
Five components of STAND
- Skill Development, used to enhance their skills that in turn will help them share with their peers information that can help decrease acceptance of and involvement in alcohol and other drug use.
- Community Service, provides the opportunity for students to experience the rewards of meaningful participation in commitment to others
- Parent Involvement, will empower parents to create a prevention climate in their homes including ways to talk to their child about feelings, behaviors and drug use, as well as how to reinforce the practice of refusal skills at the home.
- Social Activity, puts the fun in STAND, designed for the students to plan and participate in activities to draw others into the group, for team building and getting to know their peers.
- Safety Awareness is where students assess the needs in their school and with their peers, decide on a plan to bring awareness to others whether it is alcohol, drugs, bullying etc.
STAND is a group of students that look at concerns of middle school students today and find ways to address it. It is designed to bring information to students to help them make positive life choices and stay away from destructive decisions. Besides fun, food, games and teamwork, STAND has in the past participated in many events.
Events STAND has participated in
- Red Ribbon Week
- Jacobson/Quinn Toy Project
- Above the Influence Project
- National NO Bully Week
- Alcohol Awareness Week
- Plant the Promise Tulips
- Community Service
- Guest Speakers/Trainings
- Can Drive/Mitten Drive