Kids to Kids finishes first lesson at Elementary Schools

Posted on December 15, 2016, in Academics, Events

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General McLane High School students in the Kids to Kids program visited Edinboro and McKean Elementary Schools the past two weeks to educate first and third graders on living a healthy lifestyle.

The high school students put on a puppet show to teach lementary students on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. This is part of the Kids to Kids program, where high school students are given extensive training and are taught how to explain refusal skills to the younger students. After training is complete, students in this course will travel to the elementary and middle schools to implement the training. The program travels to both McKean and Edinboro Elementary Schools, as well as James W. Parker Middle School.

Kids to Kids gives one lesson in December and then another lesson in January.

The Kids to Kids program began at General McLane High School in 1996 due to the death of Stan Scarlett, a GM alumni. Originally, the program only included grades 4 and 5. In 1997 it was expanded to include all elementary and middle school levels (1-7). High School students are the instructors, teaching drug and alcohol prevention lessons to their younger audience. In 2001 character education lessons were added to the Kids to Kids program. Kids to Kids teaches children and young teens valuable life lessons they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.

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