Slogan writing downtown with the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County was a HUGE success yesterday! Nearly 30 kids with A LOT of chalk, a positive message, and a desire to make change in their community really beautified the downtown with all their colorful designs.
Thank you to the staff at the Boys and Girls Club for helping out and a big thank you of course to all the kids that came out and sidewalk chalked with us.
Great turnout today at the Black River Falls High School for Forever Real, The sequel to Edge of Reality which we showed yesterday. The teens had a lot of really good questions after the movie again today and even asked if we could come back and show another movie tomorrow. Well of course we said yes to that! Tomorrow we will be showing for the first time No Second Chances a 2011 film produced by Haese Films and featuring Clintonville Wisconsin youth.
This afternoon we will be down at the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County to talk about Red Ribbon Week and why it is important, then we’re taking the kids to beautify the sidewalks downtown with drug free slogans and messages.
It’s Red Ribbon season already and we kicked it off by showing Edge of Reality at the Black River Falls High School this morning. We had 15 teenagers decide to watch the movie which was a pretty good turnout considering that they didn’t have to be there because of Sophomore testing. The movie led to some good discussions afterwards on teen drinking and consequences. Tomorrow We will be showing the sequel Forever Real.
Edge of Reality is a 2008 film produced by Haese Films. Neenah High School students star in this informational film about the choices teens have to make about underage drinking and the consequences those choices can have.
Good news everyone! One hundred pounds of medications were taken during our last Pharm Sweep. With twenty to thirty pounds taken that day (Sept.29), a total of one hundred pounds of pills and liquids were destroyed! That is one hundred pounds of medications that won’t endanger our youth. We are very lucky in Jackson County to have a 24/7 drop box hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and also supervision from the Sheriff’s Department of the local Pharmaceutical Sweeps. Without their help, none of this would be possible.
Free Scary Movie Night Coming up!
Who: Parents or Caregivers and their youth ages 3-10
What: The Strengthening Families Program consists of 12sessions, with a free meal before or during each session.
When: Mondays (5p-7:30p), September 10-November 26, 2012
Where: A location in BRF, TBA
· Meet other parents and children from the community.
· Help participants build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits.
· Help youth develop skills in handling stress, peer pressure, and building a positive future.
· Have fun with the family.
· Gift baskets for each family, family portrait at end of program!!
There is no cost to attend the program and we have many family incentives for attending!!
Registration DEADLINE: AUGUST 31st, 2012, 4pm.
Child care provided upon request.
Contact: Jackson County UW-Extension
227 S. 11th St.
Black River Falls, WI. 54615
Luane Meyer, Family Living Agent
Jackson County DHHS
Jackson County UW-Extension
Black River Area Foundation Grant and
Together For Jackson County Kids
The recent Jackson County Fair was great for our coalition! Not only did we gain new members for the coalition, but we also handed out 250 gun locks! Next year we are hoping to hand out even more. Watch for upcoming coalition events, educational sessions, and announcements! Also come see us at www.tfjck.org :)
Please vote for us (Together For Jackson County Kids) to get a grant to help promote healthy lifestyles in Wisconsin.
Together For Jackson County Kids has engaged a network of partners from our community to work together to increase physical activity, increase access to healthy foods, and decrease tobacco use in multi-housing units. Our vision is to improve our county health rankings status by 2015, and be one of the top healthiest communities in Wisconsin.
Together For Jackson County Kids is putting on it’s 6th Annual Gr8 Sk8 Competition to promote skating sober in Jackson County Wisconsin. Judged by 3rd Lair of Minneapolis. Free to compete! All Ages! All skill levels. We encourage female skaters to come compete!