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It's Almost Time for Operation Snowball!

Reported by on 8/22/19

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 Mr. Gerald or Mrs. Marple in the Senior Class House.

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