PROSPER in Wayne County
Wayne Highlands is a third-class school district in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The school district enrollment: 2,983 students in 2012 (estimated to be 2,538 students in 2020). The mission of the Wayne Highlands School District is to promote a school-community alliance dedicated to an educational process that is dynamic, flexible, and safe, where all students will become successful lifelong learners who develop respect for themselves and their society. The Wayne Highlands School District brought the PROSPER model to their district in 2019 with two evidence-based prevention programs including the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14, offered in the evening for 5th & 6th graders and their parents and caregivers, and LifeSkills Training, taught during the school day by trained specialists.
In this picture, families proudly share their family tree posters at the Wayne Highlands Middle School during the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 starts this fall 2021. The program includes FREE dinner, attendance prizes, and childcare.
LifeSkills Training (15-lesson curriculum) is taught in 6th grade by trained staff from the Wayne County Drug and Alcohol Commission. Students work on developing resistance to peer pressure, positive self-image, & decision-making, problem-solving, and communication skills.