Over April vacation, the KYC took an overnight trip to Camp Sentinel! We had a great group and lots of fun; thank you Camp Sentinel!
We kicked off the experience with some time to enjoy the KYC and catch up with friends. This included a group game of Twister!
We worked together on a group art project; building a wooden doormat!
We made a stop to check out Abenaki Tower on the way up.
Zachary’s staff pic on this site is him on Abenaki Tower. Mara chose to take another one to recreate it.
Pool in the Nature Nook is always a popular choice when we visit Sentinel.
Brandon from Camp Sentinel made us a Spaghetti Dinner. Thank you!
We played Fish Bowl!
A great hike to the Oak Hill Ledges!
A big thank you to Camp Sentinel for such a fun time!
The KYC now has twelve brand new bikes! Thank you to the Cate Fund for a generous grant to fund the purchase and to Gildford, NH Walmart for a kind discount! We look forward to years of ridding with our KYC members!
Here’s a photo of the work of art we got from England a few years ago in the Global Art Project. Next month we will recieve artwork from Bulgaria!
On Saturday a group of KYC members volunteered at the Eastern Lakes Region Coalition for Healthy Families Straight Talk: Keeping Your Family Safe event.
Thank you to our student leaders and the coalition!
To wrap up our perspectives on prevention series, we challenged the participants to provide their perspectives in a U-Tell-Us Segment. We got their perspective through asking questions to the group.
Q: Do students some misuse substances? A: Yes
Q: What are the most commonly misused substances by students? A: Weed, rx, vape, Jewels, heroin, alcohol carfentanil, cigarettes.
Q: Why do students try substance? A: they are all around them; peer pressure; their parents use; something to do/pass time; brain not developed so they can’t make good decisions; to feel better about themselves.
Q: How many middle school students have tried substances? A: All 1; Most 9; Some 5; few 1
Q: What can you do to help prevent friends from using? A: Tell them the harmful side effects; tell them personal stories.
For many years the Kingswood Youth Center has participated in the biannual Global Art Project for Peace. Through this project, students from around the world challenge themselves to create a work of art depicting a message of piece. Each group is paired with a group from another county. At the end of April, paired groups mail one-another their works of art.
This year the KYC is paired with Saints Cyril and Methodius Elementary School in city of Kubrat in the province of Razgrad in Bulgaria. Today we mailed our art work to our counterparts in Bulgaria.
We created a mobile of plastic pods decorated with messages of peace. The frame of the mobile is a peace sign.
From more info on the Global Art Project for Peace, check out their website: http://www.globalartproject.org/
Here’s a picture from the KYC’s first every overnight! What a fun couple of days at Camp Sentinel! We will take two overnight trips before the end of the school year!
Yesterday in BTAS! (beyond the after school) a group of took an evening hike to Whiteface Mountain, right here in Wolfeboro.
The trail starts as a woods road approaching the mountain.
Perfect weather for a spring hike!
We hung out at the ledges just beyond the summit before heading down.
Whiteface offers a very nice view for a short hike. Great views to the White Mountains and Green Mountain, a peak the KYC has hiked before!
Great hike with a group from the KYC! More to come!
Last Friday was White Horse Addiction Center’s 3rd Annual Freedom Event. White Horse works closely with the KYC, supporting our substance misuse prevention programs. Each Wednesday, Eric Moran, CRSW volunteers at the KYC. This year, White Horse invited students who participated in the Substance Free Me! essay contest to their event. The winner read the winning essay at the event! Thank you White Horse and Congrats KYCers.
Our group with the KYC’s good friend, Eric.
It was great to see our KYCers, our friends from White Horse, and so many community members at this well attended event.
The big moment!
And the winner is…Jaclyn Smith! Congratulations Jaclyn!
Jaclyn read her essay to an audience of about 200 people. She is pictured here with (from left to right) Marty Boldin, the Governor’s Adviser on Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, Governor Chris Sununu, White Horse CEO, Mitch Yeaton, two of her peers, Eric Moran, CRSW, White Horse’s Recovery Resource Center Manager, and Chucky Rosa of Chucky’s Fight.
NH Governor, Chris Sununu congratulated our participants!
Chucky Rosa of Chucky’s Fight spoke at the event. Chucky congratulated our participants and gave them the opportunity to take a pledge to stay substance free.
What a fun night! Thank you White Horse and congrats to Jaclyn and all of the participants in our essay contest!
Last week, we offered an Easter Egg by compass on our trail!
Zachary went over some compass skills prior to the activity. Knowing how to use a compass can save us if we’re lost and can help us to access places ‘off-the-beaten-path.’
At this junction, the compass told us which was to go!
Snow of the trail made it feel a bit less like Easter. But warm weather was a sure sign that spring is here.
Found one! Most eggs had candy in them; three were jackpot! eggs and were redeemable for a special prize.
Thirty five eggs total.
Another jackpot prize! Thanks for playing everyone. Happy spring!