Peer Mentor Graduation at YouForward Lawrence
Today we wrapped up our Peer Mentor training at YouForward Lawrence! We welcome our new members onto the team and look forward to them joining our upcoming presentations.
Active Listening at Galvin Middle School’s A Time to Talk
Today we held our 4th session of A Time to Talk at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield! Today’s group was focused on active listening. We played simon says, practiced listening with a paired activity, stacked cups reflecting risk and protective factors, and our Peer Mentor; Nyatuga, shared her comeback story. We’re excited to return for more learning and fun activities next week!
Presentations to 122 Students at Greater Lowell Technical High School
Today our team presented to 122 students at Greater Lowell Technical High School! We were so impressed with the questions students asked about mental health, therapy, trusted adults, and how to help a friend that is struggling. We also had the pleasure of dining for lunch at their student-operated restaurant: The Artisan – it was quite the treat! A big thank you to Ms. Fenlon for welcoming us into her classroom once again. We look forward to speaking to more students at Greater Lowell Tech next week!
Managing Responses to Stress at Galvin Middle School
At the third session of A Time to Talk at Galvin Middle School in Wakefield today, we discussed positive, tolerable, and toxic stress as a group, played the “ABCs of Coping Skills,” and ended with mindful movement. We’re excited to come back next week to play some games centered on active listening!
A Night for NAN 2022
Presentations to Swampscott High School and YouForward Training
Over today and yesterday, we presented to over 50 students at Swampscott High School! We had some great conversations around the impact of bullying and how to foster good self-esteem in yourself and those you care for. We also began a Peer Mentor training at YouForward Lawrence over the past two days. We look forward to learning more about our new trainees and hearing their stories!
Peer Mentor Presentations to Breed Middle School
This week we have presented to 15 classes at Breed Middle School in Lynn. It was our pleasure to return to Breed to share stories of recovery and resilience with students in both English and Spanish. We greatly appreciated the conversations about mental health and trusted adults we had these past three days and we look forward to speaking to more middle schoolers next week!
Presentations to Newburyport High School
Today our Peer Mentors presented to students at Newburyport High School. Some of our newest additions to the team presented with us for the first time!
Presentations to MAP Academy
Today our Peer Mentors presented to MAP Academy in Plymouth. We had a great discussion about mental health supports and how to reach out for help.
Coaching Day with Hannah Mell
Today, our Peer Mentors practiced their comeback stories in a coaching day. Guest facilitator, Hannah Mell, also led us in some activities on setting intentions for the next upcoming months.