The Life Skills Mentoring Program uses a combination of interactive coaching activities to address the readiness of high school level young adults for employment.The lessons will be taught weekly in 45-minute classes.
1. Personal Self-Management
skills that enhance self-esteem, help with problem-solving, reduce stress and
anxiety, and help manage anger.
2. General Social Skills
skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating
clearly, building relationships and avoiding violence.
3. Drug Resistance Skills
effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
1. The Value of Human Health
Introduce the program and how it is relevant to students’ health.
2. Decision-making for Health
To teach how to make decisions that benefit personal health practices.
3. Risk-Taking and Substance Abuse
To counter myths and misconceptions about drugs, their rate of usage, and effects; to increase awareness of effects of drug use on physical, mental, and emotional health.
4. The Media and Health
To increase awareness of how the media influences our health behavior; to increase resistance to media manipulation and influence.
5. Managing Stress, Anger, and other Emotions
To teach recognition of stress and anger triggers and how they relate to behavior; how substance use is related to stress; techniques for managing stress and anger.
6. Healthy Relationships
To increase awareness of what students are attracted to in others and what attracts others to them; skills for effective social interaction; resolving conflicts in close personal relationships
7. Family Communications
To increase awareness of changing roles in the family; to teach how to communicate effectively with family members