adapted for 2021
Leaders In Prevention (LIP)
Regional Training Opportunities
During these challenging times, the NH Teen Institute has continued finding ways to offer our programming while keeping with covid protocols and safety precautions.
This fall, we began to offer small, in-person workshops with much success, balancing programming and safety. With this experience and knowledge will be hosting...
“Deconstructed” Leaders In Prevention Program
~an in-person day program with zoom meetings to follow~
Greater Nashua/Souhegan Valley Area
Saturday, March 6th
Sunday, March 7th
Saturday, March 27th
Sunday, March 28th
Saturday, April 10th
Sunday, April 11th
Join us for one of our Regional Training Days. A small contingent of TI staff will host a maximum 4 teams in order to provide the education, positive interactions, action planning, sense of community, and fun of the weekend-long retreat in a day-long program and zoom meeting format.
Best of all, there is no cost for the program this year to any team attending from NH! Click on the links for our schedule, covid protocols, and program information.
We hope you consider bringing a LIP Team to our “Deconstructed” LIP 2021!
LEADERS IN PREVENTION
NHTI's Winter Programming for Middle School Students
The Leaders In Prevention (LIP) program brings together teams of eight middle school students and two advisors for a long weekend of activities and Action Planning with numerous other teams from across New Hampshire. Schools, after-school groups, and community organizations identify students -- from all walks of life and levels of skill -- with leadership potential who are capable of working as part of a team, and willing to bring new skills and energy back to their community.
Students participate in an array of learning opportunities – both within their own team and together with all of the participating teams – around topics in school climate, substance abuse prevention, and community involvement. Every participant has the opportunity to develop or expand their leadership skills, build positive relationships with their peers and youth & adult mentors, and explore new ideas to improve their schools & communities. Through this process, they learn more about themselves and each other, and about how to work effectively as a team.
To culminate the program, each team also designs an Action Plan for a project they will implement in their school or community.
EXAMPLES OF PAST COMMUNITY ACTION PLANS
CREATED BY 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th GRADERS AT LIP:
Hinsdale Middle School
Cleaned & fixed up their local
baseball field, then planted flowers.
Stewartstown Community School
Created a "Paws-itivity" Bulletin Board in their school. All members of the school community (whose mascot is a bulldog) were encouraged to anonymously write positive things they witness--things that often go unnoticed--on pawprint-shaped paper cutouts, and hang them on a public bulletin board.
Planned and conducted Haverhill's annual “KIP JR” weekends that included two overnight conferences for grades 4 and 5.
Team members also ran trainings where they taught skills for healthy decision-making to the younger students in their town.
Timberlane Middle School
Organized a leadership training and a guest speaker on Anti-Bullying
and creating a positive school climate.
Londonderry Middle School
Presented skits for 6th graders during Peer Mediation/
Anti-Bullying/Harassment Awareness Week. They also conducted tours for incoming 5th grade students.
"I have attended many wonderful programs, seminars and clinics devoted to youth leadership training, but the Leaders In Prevention weekend is, by far, the best. My Kearsarge students gained valuable insight into the "how" of leadership while establishing the skills necessary to understand the "why" of leadership. They did not have a clue of what to expect and several were apprehensive; the L.I.P. staff quickly made positive connections with each student and instilled a level of trust that was only surpassed by the constant level of enthusiasm and energy that surrounded each moment.”
Percy Hill, Assistant Principal, Kearsarge Regional Middle School
NH Teen Institute’s pricing for this program is based on current grants and camp costs.
Winter 2020 is $2200 per team, which includes all program materials and accommodations.
Scholarships are available to help with the cost of the program.