Calendar

Oct
14
Fri
Bank On Your Future Waterford HS – 2 Internship Classes @ Waterford High School
Oct 14 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

@ individual classroom lessons for Bank on Your Future (PG education)

Oct
18
Tue
Bank On Your Future Waterford HS – Financial Literacy Event @ Waterford High School
Oct 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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1 Combined group will participate in small groups; work through balancing personal budgets and learn how problem gambling can impact their finances

Bank on Your Future (Financial Literacy)

Jul
27
Fri
Youth Gambling & Coping Mechanisms workshop at Youth to Youth Conference @ Youth to Youth Conference (Eastern States)
Jul 27 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

HOW DO YOU DEAL?

School stress, relationships, sports… these things can be tough to deal with daily! Let’s avoid (-) ways of coping and focus on (+) to make a stronger YOU!

Rayallen Bergman – SERAC  Youth Program Coordinator
45 Min Workshop Breakout; 30 students max; Back-to-back presentations
(3 min) Break the ice
(5 mins) I want to help students acknowledge the difficulties they face daily (small group newsprint paper). We’ll discuss their struggles and discuss why it’s important to build up assets and supports for themselves!
(15 mins) We want to educate them on the real issues of some negative choices, (i.e.: gambling, drug use); they’ll have an understanding of problems related to youth gambling and other risky behaviors like drug use. I’ll challenge their knowledge/experience with substance use with a “guess the answer” with small groups. Candy will be provided for correct answers. This will be an engaging and interactive workshop for the students.
(15 mins) The students will be taught the protective factors and developmental assets that will build up youth to overcome obstacles in life! This will be written out and handed out to them. Evaluations will also be completed at this time.
My goal is to prepare youth with tools (leadership skills, assets, mentors, etc…), to make the best decisions in their lives; weighing short/long-term outcomes and what is needed to reach their goals! We won’t always be there to guide them, so they need the tools to make the right decision, in their own time.

 

Oct
1
Mon
YGAP Leadership & Youth Monthly Meeting @ ELHS (Reg. 3) @ East Lyme High School
Oct 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Meeting with adult advisor Jennifer Carney Brush and 15 student members

Planning & development of Youth Gambling Awareness Project (YGAP) PSA

Oct
15
Mon
YGAP Leadership and Youth – Problem Gambling Awareness Training @ ELHS (Reg. 3) @ East Lyme High School
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meeting with adult advisor Jennifer Carney Brush and 15 student members

Kimberly Brewer and Shirley Hoak will training students on Problem Gambling and give guidance on developing a PSA for their peers.

Nov
5
Mon
YGAP Leadership and Youth Monthly Meeting @ ELHS (Reg. 3) @ East Lyme High School
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Meeting with adult advisor Jennifer Carney Brush and 15 student members

Planning & development of Youth Gambling Awareness Project (YGAP) PSA

Dec
3
Mon
YGAP Leadership and Youth Monthly Meeting @ ELHS (Reg. 3) @ East Lyme High School
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Meeting with adult advisor Jennifer Carney Brush and 15 student members

Planning & development of Youth Gambling Awareness Project (YGAP) PSA

Jan
7
Mon
YGAP Leadership and Youth Monthly Meeting @ ELHS (Reg. 3) @ East Lyme High School
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Meeting with adult advisor Jennifer Carney Brush and 15 student members

Planning & development of Youth Gambling Awareness Project (YGAP) PSA

YGAP Leadership and Youth PSA Draft Review @ ELHS (Reg. 3) @ East Lyme High School
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Meeting with adult advisor Jennifer Carney Brush and 15 student members

Planning & development of Youth Gambling Awareness Project (YGAP) PSA

Draft of PSA will be reviewed with Shirley Hoak for feedback/edits.

Jan
19
Sat
Eastern CT Region 3 – Congregation Assistance Program @ Madry Temple Church
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Congregation Assistance Program offered to 12 members of Madry Temple and neighboring church leaders in New London, CT.

Facilitated by Rayallen Bergman (SERAC), Vickie Meyer (SERAC) and guest speaker Val Tibbetts (UCFS Bettor Choice).