Free Life Skills Classes for Grades 6-9

and back by popular demand!!!

Life Skills Training for Grades 6-9

8 FREE online sessions July 13 – 28, 2021

HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to 9, but for slightly younger or older students, we will consider each request. If you have questions about the appropriateness for your students, email us or register them, and we will contact you to confirm their enrollment. We encourage siblings and friends to take these classes together.

Our instructional team consists of adults with years of experience in related fields and highly talented college and high school students. Your student will learn how to handle very real situations they may face in middle and high school, college, and beyond and have plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Younger students listen to trusted older students!

This program will use developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies so students will learn skills that have been shown to help resist high-risk behaviors including substance use (vaping, alcohol and other drugs) and more.

The 8-session training will be held via Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28.

Classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday July 13 and run thru July 28. Students are encouraged to attend all classes. Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

The curriculum is designed to strengthen student abilities in the following areas:

  • Personal Self-Management Skills: Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.
  • General Social Skills: Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.
  • Drug Resistance Skills:  Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
  • And more!!!

This class will be conducted online via Zoom. We will show videos, play Kahoot games, and use other interactive technology.

The curriculum includes the following units:

  • • Self-Image & Self-Improvement
  • • Making Decisions
  • • Smoking: Myths, Realities & Biofeedback
  • • Alcohol: Myths & Realities
  • • Marijuana: Myths & Realities
  • • Advertising
  • • Violence and the Media
  • • Coping with Anxiety
  • • Communication Skills
  • • Social Skills
  • • Assertiveness
  • • Resolving Conflicts

The 8 class series begins on Tuesday, July 13, 2021


July 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

Please register ASAP as space is VERY limited.

Funding provided by HC DrugFree with funding from the Howard County Health Department, the MD Department of Health, and SAMHSA.

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