For the first time, earlier this month, Koyuk Malimiut High School students organized a bullying and substance abuse prevention workshop for their peers. On Saturday, May 11, Susan Hoogendorn, Meryl Otton, and Brittney Adams talked to their classmates about issues they identified as important.
While snacking on pizza, the students led their classmates in team building exercises and shared videos about how to deal with bullying, followed by discussion. The young leaders also created a pamphlet with facts about alcoholism, drugs, and smoking. Towards the end of the afternoon, they directed their classmates to make posters on what they learned, to be displayed in the school as reminders.
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