Wednesday, February 20, 2013

QV Voice Advocates for Drug Free Community

Student group QV Voice is taking the lead to promote Quaker Valley High School's 2013 theme, "KNOW ... When to step in. Where to step out. How to step up." In particular, this peer advocacy team is making the annual theme known through its connection with The Alliance for Safe and Drug Free Children's Student Alliance program.  

A poster contest sponsored by Alliance, open to 7th grade students across the region, is in full swing and accepting applications.  QV Voice will help select the winner and participate in the awards reception at the end of the year.  School Counselor Amy Keller can be contacted for more information:  

QV Voice is a student organization focused on Teens helping Teens.The group's mission is to promote and support healthy lifestyle choices using the 40 Developmental Assets framework.  QV Voice Peer Advocates will focus on the following topics: Managing Stress, Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills, Relationships, Anti-Harassment, Decision-Making Skills, and Drug & Alcohol Prevention.  Peer advocates will encourage other students to express their opinions and provide resources and strategies through engagement in lunch discussion groups and school-wide presentations and activities.  Peer advocates also strive to reach out to new, incoming students through events like New Student Orientation and Move Up Day.  QV Voice collaborates with Youth Connect in order to develop stronger relationships with adults in the community.  

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