Gray New Gloucester Project Sticker Shock

Students from Gray-New Gloucester High School collaborated with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Casco Bay CAN to visit local businesses and promote Project Sticker Shock, a national and state-wide program. The students volunteered to be a part of the project and bring awareness to the ramifications of purchasing alcohol for underage individuals by placing stickers on alcohol packs that include Maine laws about providing or purchasing alcohol for a minor. Volunteers wore t-shirts promoting their efforts and they presented participating businesses with a “thank you” recognition certificate for helping promote keeping youth safe and healthy. Project Sticker Shock was also implemented in surrounding communities served by Casco Bay CAN and is held twice a year, in the Spring during prom and graduation season and again in December during the holiday season.

Photo from left to right: Deputy Cole Chandler (School Resource Officer, CC Sheriff’s Office), Jenny Hall, Michelle Murley (School Social Worker) Jess Nimblett, Keegan Delaney, Emma Sinford, Gage Grindle, Morgan Stokes, Nick McCann, Joye Macrina, Connor Myatt, Renee Brichetto, Sabrina Fisher, Zoe Jewell, and Deputy Shaeffer (CCSO).

How to Help with Anxiety

How to help youth (and yourself!) with anxiety. Here are three keys to help you reset:

1. Think of 5 things that went right today.

2. Make an active list.

3. Get an accountability buddy.

Click here to view the full article with tips here

 

Resilience and Connection During Adolescence

As part of his Seven C’s of Resilience, Dr. Ken Ginsburg talks about the importance and power of connections during adolescence.

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Celebrate safely during the end of the sports season

Make healthy choices and stay alcohol and drug-free to celebrate the end of your sports season. Plan a dinner out with friends and family, host a game or movie night or take an overnight trip to somewhere new. Take time to reflect on the season and prepare for your next sport or enjoy the off-season.

Strengthening Children and Teens Against Anxiety

Strengthening Children and Teens Against Anxiety

Anxiety is a very normal part of being human, but for as many as one in five children it can reach intrusive levels, interfering with family life, friendships, and school performance. This transformational session will provide parents and carers with the essential information and powerful, practical strategies to help their children and teens thrive through anxiety, whether it’s everyday levels of anxiety or more intrusive.

To read more helpful tips about this, click here: https://www.heysigmund.com/?s=transition

 

 

Responsible Beverage Server Training

Thank you to Officer Mike McManus of the Freeport Police Department and Mike Mack, Regional Juvenile Correctional Manager who provided a Responsible Beverage Server training to local restaurant employee’s last week. Thank you to the The Harraseeket Inn for hosting this community training!

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Nicotine is addictive – 3 out of 4 teens who start using in high school will continue to use as adults

Vaping nicotine rewires the brain, which can impact your concentration, learning and impulse control. It reduces athletic ability to focus completely, slowing your reaction time. Nicotine also interferes with lung function – narrowing blood vessels and making your heart work harder than it should.

Video: Tips to Help Your Teen Celebrate Safely

The spring is a time for celebration with prom and graduation! In this new video, hear from local community members such as parents, coaches, principals and law enforcement about tips to help your teen celebrate safely.