Posted Date: 11/27/2017
Last year, Perryton Junior High Students were introduced to “Rachel’s Challenge” a program aimed at reducing bullying in schools. This year PJH will take thngs to the next step with “Chain Reaction”. Chain Reaction is a powerful, high-energy program in which youth and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning processes. The overall goals of the program are to increase personal power and self-esteem, to shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support, and to eliminate the acceptability of teasing, violence, and all forms of oppression. Chain Reaction programs are designed to unite the members of the school and/or community and to empower them to carry the themes of the program back to the greater school population. This program successfully addresses the issues of violence, teasing, social oppression, racism, harassment, conflict management, suicide, peer pressure, alcohol and drugs.
A group of students from PJH will participate in “Chain Reaction” on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
at the Ochiltree County Expo Building. During the program, youth are given several opportunities to speak out about what’s really going on in their lives and what they need from one another. At the conclusion of the program, the majority of the youth leave feeling bonded, empowered, and committed to making a positive difference. For additional information about Rachel’s Challenge and Chain Reaction, contact PJH Counselor Leigh Bicknell at 806-435-3601 Ext 225.