MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS
H.U.D.D.L.E. Jr. (Helping us Develop Dedication, Leadership and Enthusiasm) is an eighth grade student leadership group under the guidance of Cheryl Stopar, C.A.P.A. Educational Liaison. Students in the program must also undergo an application process and must receive recommendations from their teachers. Members have already exhibited leadership qualities in the Middle School, providing tours of the Middle School for incoming sixth grade students and their families during schedule pick-up day.
Throughout the school year they work on school and community service projects and engage in team-building activities.
HUDDLE Jr. members visited local seniors at Heart & Home assisted living facilities to deliver holiday letters and cheer. The HUDDLE Jr. group asked students in grades 6-8 to write holiday letters to local seniors. Their response was heartwarming with over 500 letters being written! Letters are also being distributed during the communities holiday senior brunches. Additionally, HUDDLE Jr. members prepared and delivered meals to the homeless in Cleveland through the Care On The Square homeless ministry project.
Project Northland is an alcohol prevention curriculum for 6th through 8th grade students.
CAPA launched the program in 2008 with all 6th grade students at the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School. The 6th grade curriculum is titled Slick Tracy and employs grade-specific tasks, exercises and activities in a variety of formats, including comic books and posters. The comic-strip theme format serves to engage youth and their families in discussions about alcohol-related issues. Students follow the adventures of Slick Tracy and his comic book classmates in this peer-led, four-lesson program. Topics include facts and myths about alcohol use, alcohol advertising, peer pressure, and consequences of use.
Power Lines, the third Project Northland curriculum, empowers eighth graders as emerging members of the adult community. The programming has been offered in Social Studies at the BBH Middle School since February/2011. With new parent materials, shared peer leadership, re-enactment of a community controversy, and community projects, Power Lines gives students the opportunity to become positive influences within their community, school, peer groups, and with younger students.
Education Liaison, Cheryl Stopar, is coordinating the Project Northland programming. All Project Northland lessons are conducted by HUDDLE (Helping Us Develop Dedication, Leadership, and Enthusiasm) members once a month. HUDDLE is a drug and alcohol prevention group made up of 10th through 12th graders.