On Friday, February 26th, seventeen (17) Stevenson High School's Catalyst Club students volunteered as facilitators at Daniel Wright Junior High School’s annual Operation Snowflake event. The program strives to facilitate discussion and interaction among students, which lead to thoughtful decision - making skills and how to handle peer pressure.
Catalyst Club students, along with Stevenson’s Peer Theater Group were trained in the Operation Snowflake curriculum and spent the day talking and collaborating for over 5 hours with Daniel Wright 7th-graders. They discussed important issues facing our students, such as peer pressure, prejudice, and how to make good choices. Catalyst students led small discussion groups and activities and even directed short skits acted out by the younger students. The administration at Daniel Wright J.H.S loved the participation of local high school students and believed that they are critical to providing this messaging to the 7th graders. Younger students left feeling informed, empowered, and more confident to enter high school.
We are extremely proud and humbled by the Catalyst student's passion, time, and commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of younger students. We are committed to the goal of connecting, informing, and reinforcing the importance of making good choices for students and community members alike.
Visit the Adlai E. Stevenson website for more information regarding Catalyst Club.
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Prevention Team rolled out its “Your Brain--Gray Matters” information campaign for students the week of January 22nd and it was a great success with over 1,600 downloads !
The campaign's intention was/is to help improve students’ knowledge about the brain, its development during the teen years, and how drugs and alcohol can impair development.
As part of the campaign, the team has created a “Your Brain--Gray Matters” app for students available for iPhone and iPad through the App Store. The app features a game called Brain Blitz, in which students can test their knowledge about the effects of making healthy choices.
For more information regarding the Prevention Team, please contact Dr. Christina Cortesi, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator at Adlai E. Stevenson High School.