The Event is a one-day (6 hours) intervention program targeted at impacting the lives of secondary school students in eight key areas, referred to as “attitudes, behaviors, and values”:
Through participation in high-energy activities, interaction with caring adults, and engagement in relevant discussion regarding bullying, painful life experiences, and emotional expression, The Event is designed to draw students together, break down barriers, and influence students to make changes. Students respond to the day’s challenges with self-reflection and the acknowledgment of personal responsibility. The day concludes with a final exercise called : “Cross the Line”, where students are challenged to openly admit their life struggles and failures – breaking down barriers and encouraging honest self-disclosure among their peers.
A Whitney Teacher,
I have always appreciated ‘Chain Reaction’. This particular outreach program took me a bit by surprise with reference to students reaction and their particular needs. It opened my eyes to how students are being affected because of different family dynamics and has definitely opened a doorway to understanding them a little better. As we, as adults, get older, the challenges our students face are sometimes very different from what we have experienced.
So thank you Chain Reaction for helping us to stay in touch and in tune with the youth of today.