Over the course of November 25th and 26th, 38 dedicated Youth Action Hudson high school students took part in the Peer to Peer program. The program, which occurs both in the fall and the spring, allows for HHS students to present to younger students in the district. This fall, our YAH students presented to all of the 5th grade classrooms in all eight private and public elementary schools in the Hudson district. The YAH presenters talked to the younger students about “Steps to Respect” – an anti-bullying curriculum that focuses on ways to make schools a respectful and bully-free zone.
YAH presenters had students brainstorm ideas for how they could make their school a bully free zone. The students then signed their Positive Behavior Contract, which will remain in their classrooms to serve as a reminder to their agreements to make their school a more respectful place! Other activities included learning the Three R’s (Recognize, Refuse, Report) and icebreaker activities that taught students about gossiping and rumors.
Thank you to all of the YAH volunteers, their parents and especially the teachers at River Crest Elementary, Houlton Elementary, North Hudson Elementary, St. Patrick’s Elementary, Trinity Academy, Willow River Elementary, E.P. Rock Elementary and Hudson Prairie Elementary!
The students who participated: Lindsay Tvedt, Amira Tobasi, Alexa Marlow, Ethan Lo, Lauren Berns, Jacob Benoy, Laura Cardell, Maddie Zamzow, Emma Dunn, Anna Parenteau, Madi Falteisek, Hannah Mnaley, Marissa Smith, Kate Knott, Nicole Berdusco, Clare Weber, Callie Thielke, Marina Bronson, Leah Sutter, Mallory Laatsch, Brian Lucksinger, Rissy Hines, Tanner Hanson, Kayla Erickson, Karlye Peterson, Rubeena Bibi, Megan Gelina, Caitlin Whitley, Nicole Dunn, Cassandra Phillips, Morgan Nordahl, Mady miller, Sarah Lockbaum, Brianna Manke, Rosa Dunn, Marina Minic, Emily Plattner.