NOW n L8R, established in 1998, is an eighth-grade activity-based program which emphasizes the value of making good decisions. During this program, students will understand the value of making healthy decisions and realize the impact peers and social media have on their self-worth.
This program addresses 3 specific areas in students’ lives:
- DECISION MAKING: Students will discover that all choices have consequences, whether positive or negative.
- SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCES & SELF WORTH: Looks at how social media influences teens today and encourages them to “be themselves” regardless of peer feedback in a world of likes and followers.
- ADDICTIONS AND NATURAL HIGHS: Discusses brain development and explains the risk of experimenting with addictive behaviors. Students will then identify their own natural high as a healthy alternative.
The last lesson provides 8th graders with another opportunity to interact with a group of high school safe and drug-free role models. These informative conversations help them make a successful transition into high school.