WE AT KPMF & FAACES OF SLO ARE VERY PROUD OF ALL WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THIS YEAR IN FIGHT TO BRING AWARENESS AND EDUCATION TO YOUTH AND PARENTS ABOUT ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
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RED RIBBON WEEK AND PAINTED THE TOWN RED
EACH SCHOOL IN PASO ROBLES JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATED IN RED RIBBON WEEK WITH ASSEMBLIES, CONTESTS, LUNCH TIME ACTIVITIES AND ALL KIND OF DRUG AWARENESS EVENTS. THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS TO BRING IT BACK AND HAVE EVERY SCHOOL INVOLVED.
WE HELD A POSTER CONTEST WITH POSTERS BEING PUT UP IN THE WINDOWS OF DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS AND JUDGED BY THE HIGH SCHOOL PEER COMMUNICATION CLASS. MOVIE PASSES, ICE CREAM CARDS AND POWELL’S CANDY CARDS WERE GIVEN AS PRIZES TO THE WINNERS ALONG WITH MEDALS.
PEER COMMUNICATION ALONG WITH MEMBERS OF KAYLA PEACH MEMORIAL FOUNDATION PAINTED PASO ROBLES TOWN RED WITH RED RIBBONS TIED AROUND ALL THE TREES AND POLES ALL THROUGHOUT THE DOWNTOWN PARK AREA. WE FELT BRING THE KIDS, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS MORE TOGETHER ON THIS ISSUE IS IMPORTANT AND THIS IS A GREAT WAY AND START.
FREE TOWN HALL PREVENTION MOVIE SCREENINGS AT THE PARK CINEMAS IN PASO ROBLES
OCTOBER 21, 2015 – NEW FACE OF DRUGS SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS DEA AGENTS, LOCAL PD, ER DR./RECOVERY SPECIALIST, MORE
NOVEMBER 20, 2016 – AN AMERICAN EPIDEMIC GUEST SPEAKERS RECOVERING LOCAL ADDICTS AND LOCAL RECOVERY TREATMENT CENTER AEGIS
MAY 4, 2016 – CHAMPION OF CHOICES GUEST SPEAKER A LOCAL YOUNG LADY WHO IS IN RECOVERY TELLING HER STORY OF HOW HER STRUGGLE BEGAN, SOME REASONS WHY, THINGS SHE WISHED SHE HAD KNOWN AND DIDN’T KNOW, HOW SHE WANTS TO INSPIRE OTHERS FROM HER EXPERIENCE.
VOLUNTARY DRUG TESTING
PASO ROBLES JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS ADOPTED A VOLUNTARY DRUG TESTING. IT IS NOT A MEANS TO CATCH STUDENTS TO GET THEM IN TROUBLE, IT IS A MEANS TO GIVE THEM A WAY OUT, A WAY TO SAY NO! IT IS ALSO A WAY FOR PARENTS OF THOSE WHO ARE FOUND TO BE USING TO FIND HELP, SOONER, BETTER AND WITH SUPPORT IF WANTED. RESULTS DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL. THEY GO DIRECTLY TO THE PARENT WITH A LIST OF RESOURCES WE PUT TOGETHER. THEY MAY CONTACT THE SCHOOL OR US FOR HELP IN ANY MANNER AND THE CHILD IS NOT PUNISHED IN ANY MANNER WITH SCHOOL OR SPORTS. THIS IS A MEANS TO HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE NOT TO PUNISH OUR KIDS!
Reality Tour is a dramatic, narrated, interactive walk in the life of a teen on drugs and demonstrates the real-life affect drugs can have on your child’s future. The program, which is presented worldwide to students and parents, allows participants to follow the fate of a fictitious teen who is addicted to drugs. The tour includes an Arrest and Jail Experience as well as a dramatic Overdose and Funeral Scene. A narrative by the “addict” precedes each scene and includes the constant reminder to the audience that, “I’m just like you.” It is an experience that will create a lasting impact on all who attend. Reality Tour was offered to 6th– 8th grade students and parents and was used by county SARB Board too!
Reality Enrichment and Life Lessons (REALL)
According to the U.S. Census, a high school dropout will earn $200,000 less than a high school graduate over his/her lifetime, and almost a million dollars less than a college graduate.
The Reality Enrichment and Life Lessons (REALL) project is an active, hands-on experience that challenges young adults to think critically about their life through simulation of a reactive life and a proactive life.
First, the reactive life: Participants must simulate the life of someone who has made negative decisions, such as legal trouble and inadequate education. They may experience difficulty finding or maintaining employment, hardship affording bills and life expenses, frustration, high stress, and strained relationships.
Next, the proactive life: Participants then simulate the life of someone who has made positive decisions, such as avoidance of legal issues and pursuit of higher education. They may experience living wage employment, affordable housing and childcare, and time for hobbies and interests.
Finally, the debriefing: When finished with their two lives, youth gather into small groups to reflect on their experience. They are challenged to compare and contrast the two lives to draw conclusions about how their present is an important piece of their future. It is the expectation that youth will pull from their REALL experiences to make proactive choices, so they may know self-sufficiency in adulthood.
Free Town Hall Meetings Movie Screenings
INFORMATION ABOUT ILLICIT DRUGS IN OUR COMMUNITY AND YOUTH
OCTOBER 22, 2014 January 28, 2014 April