Held June 10-12 at the Tracy Life Center in Baton Rouge. This training was the combined effort of the LA Dept of Justice, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, The Child Caring Foundation and LA SADD/LYP Services. (A Slide show of the event is below.)
Students from across the state attended the training. Team represented the following parishes/areas of the state: West Carroll Parish, Monroe City Schools, Desoto Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Grant Parish, Rapides Parish, Evangeline Parish, Lafayette Parish, St. Martin Parish, West Feliciana Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, Livingston Parish, Orleans Parish, and St. Bernard Parish.
Middle school students were trained to become peer mediators. These students left the training with an action plan to implement peer mediation on their campuses for the upcoming school year.
High school students were given Courage to Live training. Courage to Live is a cross-age teaching program in which trained high school students teach middle school students to make positive decisions. These students left with the task of partnering with two middle schools during the next school year to implement the Courage to Live program.