HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
H.U.D.D.L.E. (Helping us Develop Dedication, Leadership and Enthusiasm) is a peer support and leadership group in which high school students participate in school and community based activities promoting positive decision making while increasing their own knowledge and resistance skills. Students are nominated by faculty members and have to fill out an application to be considered for membership. They also must pledge to be alcohol, tobacco and drug free. In
A main goal of H.U.D.D.L.E. is the peer to peer mentoring program for all 6th through 8th grade students. H.U.D.D.L.E. members facilitate the Project Northland program that occurs throughout the school year. The lessons are 25-45 minutes in length and focus on improving decision making skills, increasing parent-child communication, while educating students on the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
This April/2017, H.U.D.D.L.E. inducted 120 new members for the upcoming 2016-2017 - 2018 school year.
S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving, teen violence and teen depression and suicide.
This school year plans to be even more exciting as members have activities planned every month to create education and awareness for their peers, families and communities. For more information, please visit www.sadd.org
On December 1 - 2, 2016, Emily Lopez, Megan Lyden and Noah Cronauer participated in Ohio Dome Shift; a prevention and legislative advocacy day at our Ohio State Capitol.
The RESPECT Ambassadors club is an exciting student leadership club for high school students. Respect is an initiative to prevent dating violence and to train high school students to serve as ambassadors who will then help connect other students who are facing difficult issues with guidance counselors and other resources. Students that are part of the RESPECT Club participate in a comprehensive training offered through Akron Children’s Hospital, educating members on a myriad of topics.
Most recently, Respect Club members participated in a community service project, creating paper flowers for older adults in the community receiving Meals on Wheels.
The Insight Program is a psycho-educational program for students in grades 6-12 who may be experimenting with alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs. Students learn about how mood altering substances affect their mental and physical health.
Alcohol and Drug Education
Effects on the body and mind
Classification of drugs
Through interactive meetings, teens look at their drug use, consider the consequences of their use and make a decision about continued use.
Insight uses the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) assessment, a brief and easily administered psychological screening measure that helps identify individuals who have a high probability of having a substance use disorder. SASSI aids in the referral process by helping determine whether individuals need more intensive services.