Friday, August 23, 2019

It's Almost Time for Operation Snowball!

Operation Snowball is a fun, engaging and popular youth leadership development program. 360 Youth Services partners with Districts 203 & 204 to coordinate this teen-led and adult supported program for area high school students. 

Presented in a weekend retreat format in a safe and respectful environment, the program addresses challenges facing teens which help: 
  • Increase self-awareness 
  • Strengthen positive coping skills 
  • Enhance self-confidence 
  • Expand decision-making skills, especially regarding drugs and alcohol 
  • Increase self-esteem 
  • Enhance respect for self and others 
  • Refine personal goals and values 
  • Strengthen communication strategies 
  • Expand leadership abilities 
Presentations, workshops, activities and small group discussions all combine to empower teens to make healthy lifestyle decisions and have a positive impact on their peers. The name comes from the idea that “If I have a positive impact on you, you can have a positive impact on someone else, and the effect Snowballs”. The program began as a teen and adult led alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse prevention program, and has expanded into a program that addresses many additional issues relevant to teens today. 

Sign-ups for the Fall 2019 Retreat will begin on Monday, September 9, 2019. The retreat will take place October 25, 2019 through October 27, 2019. For more information, Contact DeAngelo Gerald or Carolyn Marple in the Senior Class House.

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