Students in Seaford, Delaware, teach Botvin’s Life Skill Program
Over the summer ten high school students were trained to teach the Botvin’s Life Skills program. These students participated in the peer-to-peer pilot program, teaching middle school students the Botvin Life Skills curriculum which is about prevention through the development of life skills. Every week the ambassadors would alternate to teach two separate classes. The ambassadors put a lot of hard work into this program – the studied their lessons and came up with activities for the students to participate in. Not only have the ambassadors been spreading their prevention message to their younger peers, they have also stepped out into the community. The ambassadors participated in a health fair at the local hospital, allowing them to share about their work and answer questions regarding their program. They also spread the prevention message at the Future Farmers of America banquet and at the Day of Hope event to spread awareness of resources related to addiction. The students were able to meet Dr. Botvin who was the keynote speaker at the Day of Hope event and who applauded them for their work. Some of the students will be staying involved over the summer and for a second year and are excited about spreading the prevention message further in their community and beyond.