Forge your own path
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”
Life Lanes is a progressive, evidence-based program providing middle school students with the tools to develop self-management skills, general social skills, and drug-resistance skills.
As stated within the Botvin LifeSkills Training Program Learning Objectives, the program covers the following:
Personal Self-Management Skills – Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger for better mental health.
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.
In partnership with Crown Counseling, a component of the Life Lanes program is a support group that provides recovery support for youth who may be adversely affected from substance use.
In addition, Life Lanes offers after-school mentoring using the LivTrue curriculum. This curriculum utilizes the basic theory of role models and relationships to encourage youth to recognize and embrace their value, potential, and community.
Life Lanes Lessons
Session 1: Self-image and improvement
Session 2: Making Decisions
Session 3: Smoking: Myths and Realities
Session 4: Smoking and Biofeedback
Session 5: Alcohol: Myths and Realities
Session 6: Marijuana: Myths and Realities
Session 7: Advertising
Session 8: Violence and Media
Session 9: Coping With Anxiety
Session 10: Coping With Anger
Session 11: Communication Skills
Session 12: Social Skills (A)
Session 13: Social Skills (B)
Session 14: Assertiveness
Session 15: Resolving Conflicts