THS Has It Covered!
Volunteering Reduces Youth Drug Use
A recent national publication ran an article headlined “Volunteering & Helping Others Reduces Risk of Substance Use in Rural Adolescents.”
“There is a tendency for youths to take part in risky behaviors if they are not engaged in positive, structured activities,” according to Gustavo Carlo of the University of Missouri lead researcher on the study.
The Community Service Program supports prevention and healthy lifestyles by engaging students in positive experiences. Tiverton schools show their commitment to civic education by supporting community service as a requirement for graduation.
On a related note:
The Tiverton Prevention Coalition would like to welcome and congratulate Tiverton School’s new Community Service-Learning Coordinator, Sheila Kauffmann. Sheila was hired to replace Rebecca Elwell who held the position for nine years and left to coordinate the Drug Free Community Program for Tiverton.
Sheila brings enthusiasm, deep connections to the community, and a commitment to providing a positive experience for each student. Welcome and best wishes to Sheila!