The Violence Prevention Program includes of a variety of guest speakers who deliver important messages to our students. The VP class consists of up to 30 students. Teachers and our school counselor provide input in the selection of students for this class. Students who successfully participate in the program receive a Certificate of Completion. The VP program will consist if the following training:
Conflict Resolution: Sam Garcia introduces the concept of Conflict Resolution. Students have the opportunity to learn about strategies to use for resolving conflicts peacefully.
Substance Abuse Prevention: Special Agent, Mr. Talamantez delivers a message to students of the dangers related to substance abuse. He speaks on how substance abuse may lead toward addiction and other health-related problems.
Teen Dating Violence: Adriana Felts, NISD Counselor, speaks to students about teenage dating violence and the law. Students have the opportunity to differentiate between a healthy and unhealthy relationship.
Me To You Program: Staff Sargeant Edward Grant along with other program staff from Randolph AFB provide a presentation for our students on the importance of being successful in school. Some of staff will give a personal testimony on how they went through difficult times when they were in high school including doing time in juvenile detention and attending Alternative High Schools. Their stories are inspiring and uplifting on how they overcame a troubled period in their lives to later become successful in their military careers.
Operation Outreach: Officer Clayton from the Dominguez State Jail speaks to students on the harsh realities of prison life. The program is designed to inform students of the dangerous situations and violent incidents that occur in prison.
Making Responsible Choices: Sam Garcia discusses the importance of making responsible choices using video and presentation. Students have a chance to review and discuss the information they received from all of the guest speakers. In addition, students have the opportunity to rate the programs and guest speakers by completing a survey form. Certificates of Completion will be presented to students at the conclusion of the program.