Congratulations to all of the Rochester Middle School L.E.A.D graduates! What a great new program we have in the community to educate youth on healthy decision making and living drug-free! ...
***** LEAD Graduates 840 students *****
Rochester Police rolled out a new program this past school year, and are very happy to announce the graduation of 840 students from the Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) program which runs for 10-12 weeks. This material was taught by police officers to the 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade students.
LEAD uses the Mendez foundation’s curriculum of “Too Good for Drugs” (TGFD). Which is a school-based drug prevention program designed to reduce students’ intention to use alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs—while promoting prosocial attitudes, skills, and behaviors.
The lessons are delivered once a week, and are highly interactive so students have the opportunity to participate, receive recognition for their participation, and learn from participation. Each lesson promotes the opportunity for cooperative learning, role play, small group activity, games, class discussions, and skill-building exercises.
Officer Eric Ball taught in the elementary schools, and graduated 330 students. Sergeant Anthony Deluca taught in the Middle School, and graduated 320 students. Officer Andrew Jackson taught in the High School, and graduated 190 students.
We would like to congratulate all the students who took part, and graduated from the program!
Photo courteous of the Rochester Middle School—Sgt. Deluca speaking to the students graduating from the LEAD program.
THE JUDGE is a short film made by our Rochester Middle School Youth to Youth Team! Premiering at the Granite Youth Alliance Film Festival on June 5th at Epping O'neil Cinemas. Come see all the great films made by youth across the seacoast for just $5!! ...
13 films jhave been submitted and we are getting ready see them on the big screen. Check out the titles of the films addressing topics ranging from vaping to opioids to suicide to body image.
We're hiring! BTG is looking for a Coalition Coordinator! Have experience or interesting in the field of substance use prevention? Enjoy working and creating connections with community members? Like engaging with youth? This job is for you, apply today! ...