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Forge your own path

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.”
Bill Bradley

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