Programs

Community Parent Nights

Bob Leece, Link Together Coalition Vice Chair and current Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, has been providing parents with classes and resources in the community for the past 15 years. Bob’s sessions will help parents anticipate and prevent problems proactively, develop mutual respectful relationships, explore fair discipline, maintain effective communication, and use productive problem-solving methods with children. Sharing his expertise at different community venues, one thing is certain, parents have very positive feedback: “A life changing experience for me as a parent,” I’ve taken this class twice and it has made a difference in me, which has made a huge difference in my home,” “I’ve learned practical skills that actually work,” and “This class should be mandatory for all parents.” For information on Bob’s next sessions, contact Paula Volpe at paula.volpe@d214.org or 847-718-4947.

Bob’s Red Ribbon Week presentation was co-presented with his daughter, Maureen, and can be viewed online.

 

Don’t Buy for Minors – Your Actions Matter!

“DON’T BUY FOR MINORS – YOUR ACTIONS MATTER!” is a collaborative effort between Wheeling Township businesses, police departments and youth. This initiative focuses on changing adult attitudes about giving alcohol to minors. High School and Middle school students, along with local police officers place bottle hangers and posters in local businesses that sell liquor. The campaign materials serve as a reminder that providing alcohol to minors is illegal, dangerous and irresponsible.

 

A great Your Actions Matter PSA produced by a Villa Grove High School teen!

My Youth Leadership Experience (MYLE)

MYLE is a free, annual, student-organized leadership conference for eighth graders, sponsored by OMNI Youth Services. Its purpose is to motivate middle schoolers to go out and make a difference in their communities. Students learn about community service and leading peers, skills which are useful in high school and set participants apart from their classmates. Eighth graders who attend MYLE move onto high school prepared to lead and serve their communities.

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