Virtual Programs- Youth
Check below for descriptions of our Virtual Youth Workshops! If you don't see what you're looking for, please reach out. We'd be happy to help create the perfect program for you!
The Leader in You
When you hear the word leadership, what comes to mind? People define leadership in so many ways that even experts can’t agree on a single meaning. Leadership—and leaders—comes in all shapes and sizes with all kinds of attitudes and abilities. In this interactive workshop, we will debunk the idea of “born leaders” and will engage in activities designed to help students define important elements of leadership and identify those elements in themselves. Students will learn about how to utilize their own strengths as leaders in their respective clubs.
Most youth have a cause or issue that they are passionate about. Whether they are social media activists or just really interested in a particular issue, this workshop can help them to gain a better understanding of their constitutional rights and how to stand up for what they believe in.
Building Assets, Building Leaders
The Developmental Assets, developed by the Search Institute, are 40 common sense, positive experiences and
qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful
adults. This workshop will guide participants through an introduction to the Assets and will explore ways to
incorporate these qualities into your group!
Games, Games, & More Games!
Games and icebreakers are fun and easy ways to get people excited to work together. Even when we can't meet in person, it's important to not skip this important step of the group process! In this workshop, participants will learn as many creative, new, and helpful icebreakers and games as the LMTI staff can fit into one hour! If you’re looking for fresh ideas to raise excitement and to increase participation, and to do this all online, this is the workshop for you!
What’s In Your Head: Mental Health 101
Approximately ¼ -⅓ of adolescents struggle with their mental health. Despite this, mental health is often ignored or stigmatized. Mental health is as important as physical health. This workshop is designed to teach participants the basics of mental health, as well as some strategies for promoting wellness in their communities, their peers, and themselves.
Take Pride: LGBTQ+ 101
This workshop will focus on understanding the basics of sexual orientation, gender identity, romantic orientation, gender expression, biological sex, and the connections and differences between each. We will also discuss ways to be an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community. This workshop is open to all participants - those who consider themselves part of the LGBTQ+ community, those who consider themselves allies, those still exploring their identities, and anyone just looking to learn more!
Youth are bombarded every day with messages about how they should look, feel, and act. It is essential that
young people be given the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop as unique individuals and that they receive
as much positive support as possible- starting with the way they think, speak, and feel about themselves! This
workshop seeks to help young people identify strong guiding values and believe in protecting and honoring their own well-being.
Access & Attitudes
Did you ever stop to think about how youth and adults in your community perceive youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use? Do they know it’s happening? Do they pretend it’s not or look the other way? In this workshop, we will explore the relationship between community perceptions and attitudes towards youth substance use and youth access to substances. Participants will be guided through several experiential activities and discussions that will enable them to identify challenges and create positive solutions.
Don’t Get Vaped In
Developed by the NJ Department of Health through Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ, Don’t Get Vaped In provides accurate information about the risks of e-cigarettes and vaping devices for youth and young adults who may be considering use of these products. This version of the DGVI workshop is for youth leaders to learn and implement a framework for educating peers in their school/community. The Peer-to-Peer model helps youth educate their peers about the current trends, dangers, and other areas pertaining to vaping and e-cigarettes.
The TOP Approach: Tackling Opioid Prevention
In 2016, 3.6 percent of adolescents ages 12-17 reported misusing opioids over the past year. This percentage is twice as high among older adolescents and young adults ages 18-25. In this workshop, we will explore the risks associated with opioid misuse, why youth start to use, and how to best prevent someone or yourself from becoming dependent on prescription medication, such as opioids.
Project Safe Rx
Do you ever stop to think about how youth and adults in your community perceive Rx drug use? Do they know it’s happening? Do they pretend to look the other way? In this workshop, we will explore the relationships between perception and attitudes towards drug misuse and discuss ways in which teens can make a positive impact.
Here at LMTI, we’ve committed to teaching students about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. But we’re also committed to having tons fun! In this workshop we will explore what the differences between synthetic and natural highs are. Students will learn LMTI’s 4 rules to achieve natural highs and play different games and activities that demonstrate each rule.
It’s important for young leaders to be excited and motivated about the work they want to do for their school and community. It’s equally as important for young leaders to have a good understanding of WHY prevention works. Using CADCA’s 7 Strategies for Community Change as a guide, this workshop aims at helping young leaders decipher the difference between individual strategies and environmental strategies so that their prevention plans are comprehensive and effective.
Community Snapshots: Environmental Scanning
Look around, look around! The communities we live in are full of physical representations of both positive and negative factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to utilize “photovoice” to gather data about risk and protective factors in your community and organize them into a meaningful narrative to promote public health, specifically abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Action Planning 101
When we get excited about doing something, we have a tendency to want to jump right in and get going- which is awesome! But, chances are, you’ve been involved in a situation where a lack of planning left you or someone else feeling frustrated or confused. Action planning is sometimes a skill that seems tedious or bothersome, so many people skip right over it. In this workshop, however, we break it down step by step to truly give students a firsthand look at the value of this important skill- both as an asset in their groups and clubs, and also in their daily lives.
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