Archive for October, 2010

Project AWARE Players and Youth Empowerment Workshops

October 27th, 2010

Project AWARE is thrilled to be apart of a proactive plan to address bullying and harassment in a number of middle schools throughout Maine and Massachusetts.

Yesterday, the Project AWARE Players presented at the Cony Middle School, grades 6 – 8 in Augusta Maine as part of that school’s year-long prevention plan. After the 90 minute presentation, 6 Youth Empowerment Workshops were held for all of the students in grades 7 and 8. Young people were invited to use their creativity and passion to help make a difference.

The middle school students really see the Players – made up of high school students who are passionate about making a difference – as role models. The adults, including yours truly, become mere “flies on the wall” and take a back seat to these empowered teens.

Many of the current PA Players have been a part of the troupe and worked with Project AWARE for many years. Their confidence and high self esteem is palpable. They serve as powerful messengers to help make a difference, and stand in their truth thereby inspiring those around them.

And it is not only the middle schoolers they inspire!

(submitted by Project AWARE Coordinator Carl Lakari, projectaware@maine.rr.com )

Check out this link for an article about the presentation on the front page of the Kennebec Journal:

http://www.kjonline.com/news/agents-of-change_2010-10-26.html

See a few pictures:

For more information about Cony Middle School’s prevention program contact David Klippert at: dklippert@augustaschools.org