Attention all 9th and 10th Graders:
Jennifer Socha and Kristana Esslinger
Attention all 9th and 10th Graders:
ADAP YLC PARENT MEETING:
November 7, 2016 6pm Weston Town Hall
ADAP YLC meets:
(First Monday of each month at the Weston Public Library from 7-9PM):
Meeting dates are:
Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1, June 5 (possible make-up or end of year party depending on school calendar).
The one thing I loved more than doing drugs or getting high was creating music, music legend Nile Rodgers tells 800 students at Weston High School in CT.
Check out the full article (April 22, 2016) Weston Forum:
TheWestonForum/ADAP Presents Nile Rodgers to Weston High School
Student representatives held a kick-off celebration of Red Ribbon Week at Weston High school as part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. 2015 Red Ribbon week is Oct 23-31.
The Youth Leadership Council provides Weston students with a safe environment to discuss the challenges they face in high school. And to learn about the risks associated with substance abuse. In addition, YLC members may mentor younger students, become peer leaders, and help with ADAPâ€™s awareness programs in the Weston schools and in the community.
YLC is comprised of 25-40 Weston students in 9 â€“ 12th grades. Tim Walsh is the director and facilitator for the Youth Leadership Council. He was hand picked by John McGeehan who designed the program and has facilitated YLC since its inception. The group meets monthly-October through May-on the first Monday of the month from 7â€“9 PM in the Community Room at the Weston Public Library. Since we meet only once a month it is important that members attend each meeting.
There will be a parentsâ€™ meeting on November 2. Tim Walsh will present the program and expectations. Even parents who attended this meeting last year are asked to attend this year. The meeting will be in the Community Room of the Library at 6pm (right before the YLC meeting).
Â Space in the YLC program is limited and acceptance is on a first come basis.
To become a YLC member, please download and submit the application plus a $75 membership fee (check made out to ADAP of Weston). Â Further details in the application and invitation letter below.
Interested students can join theÂ ADAP YLC 2015-2016 facebook group :Â https://www.facebook.com/groups/874961005920718/
Alex Brostoff and Alex Sydney received ADAPS’s Leadership Award in May 2015 at Weston High School’s Senior Award Assembly
The recipients of theÂ ADAPÂ LeadershipÂ AwardÂ were recognizedÂ as leaders of ADAP’s peer education program,Â the YouthÂ LeadershipÂ Council (YLC), for their work as student members of the ADAP Board, and for their contribution to ADAP’s awareness and education programs.
Save the date on March 18, 2015 to see HAZE, a powerful documentary, at the Weston Public Library at 7 pm.
Afterwards, join Michelle Albright, PhD, Director of Weston Youth Services. Michelle will facilitate a discussion after the film.
This program is a must see for ALL parents and their children who are Juniors and Seniors.
What’s it about: In September, 2004, pledge Gordie Bailey died from alcohol poisoning after passing out on a couch in his fraternity house following a hazing initiation. HAZE, which has been shown in hundreds of high schools, tells Gordieâ€™s story and connects the dots between college drinking and hazing.
This film has been purchased by ADAP from money raised from its spring fundraiser, “Rides for Lives,” which was sponsored by ADAP, Safe Rides and WHS Student Government.
ADAP, Weston Youth Services, WHS PTO, and the Weston Public Library are co-sponsoring the event.
The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) of Weston kicked off Red Ribbon Week on October 27 to raise awareness about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse. ADAP youth group members greeted fellow students and provided breakfast. They also handed out red bracelets saying, â€œLove Yourself, Be Drug Free.â€
ADAP’sÂ Youth Leadership Council provides Weston students with a safe environment to discuss the challenges they face in high school. And to learn about the risks associated with substance abuse. In addition, YLC members may mentor younger students, become peer leaders, and help with ADAPâ€™s awareness programs in the Weston schools and in the community.
YLC is comprised of 25-40 Weston students in 9 â€“ 12th grades.Â Tim Walsh is the director and facilitator for the Youth Leadership Council.
There will be a parentsâ€™ meeting on November 3. Â Tim Walsh will present the program and expectations.Â Even parents who attended this meeting last year are askedto attend this year.Â The meeting will be in the Community Room of the Library at 6pm (right before the YLC meeting).
Space in the YLC program is limited and acceptance is on a first come basis.
Â ADAP meets on the first Monday of each month at the Weston Public Library from 7-9pm.
October 6, November 3, December 1, January 5, February 2, March 3, April 6, May 4 and June 1
ADAP YLC is open to all high school students that live in the town of Weston.
For more information please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please download the ADAP Invitation Letter and Application:
As reported in The Weston Forum Â (March 2014)Â alcohol and marijuana use has risen among Weston teens, while cigarette and other illicit drug use has decreased.
The survey Â was sponsored by Positive Directions The Center for Prevention & Recovery, the Weston school board, Weston public schools, Weston Department of Youth Services, and the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) of Weston. Its content was derived from the Connecticut Governorâ€™s Prevention Initiative for Youth.
The surveyâ€™s purpose was to learn about attitudes, behaviors, and the prevalence of the use of substances such as tobacco, alcohol, and prescription and illicit drugs.
For more detailed information please visit the article at The Weston Forum:
Letter to the Editor. April 7
With a recent survey showing increased use of marijuana and alcohol among older teens in Weston, we want parents to know about an important resource available to help students cope with peer pressure and other issues, including drug and alcohol use. Westonâ€™s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program runs a youth group, in which students in grades 9 through 12 meet once a month with a trained youth coordinator.
Hereâ€™s what one parent had to say about it in a note to the ADAP board: â€œBy involving teens seriously in difficult discussions, ADAP’s able to cut through a lot of the cynicism and mistrust kids often have for the advice adults give them,â€ said Francis Phillips, whose daughter is a member of Westonâ€™s Youth Leadership Council, ADAPâ€™s youth group.
Andrew Katz, who is now a college freshman and a former co-president of ADAP, wrote this about his experience: â€œExchanging viewpoints with the group has strongly impacted the choices I have made in the pressure-filled world that is high school. We are not an abstinence group; however, we do promote healthy choices.â€
for the full letter please visit:Â Letter-to-the-Editor.ADAP