PROSPER in Wayne County
The Western Wayne School District is a third-class school district in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The district’s population was 19,292 at the time of the 2010 United States Census. Western Wayne was formed in 1969. It serves the townships of Canaan, Lake, Salem, South Canaan, Sterling, and a portion of Clinton. School enrollment: 2,251 students in 2010-201 (estimated to be 2,013 students in 2020). The Western Wayne School District brought the PROSPER model to their district in 2017 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 Botvin LifeSkills Training, taught during the school day by trained prevention specialists.
In this picture, families are playing a game and trying to get untangled during the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 at the Western Wayne Middle School
The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 starts this fall 2021. The program includes FREE dinner, attendance prizes, & childcare.
LifeSkills Training is a 15-lesson curriculum taught in 6th grade during the school day by trained staff from Wayne County Drug & Alcohol Commission. Students develop resistance to peer pressure, positive self-image, problem-solving skills, and effective communication skills.
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