Volition hosted an outdoor movie night on June 15th with partners Gift of Wings, Academy of Performing Arts, and Marcus Theaters. Volition Youth had giant yard games available and a photo opportunity with a teen wearing a gorilla costume. They also gave a short presentation about Volition and FACT, who funded the movie. Marcus Showtime Theater donated popcorn to the event. Over 400 people attended the event! Evaluations were successful and 98% of surveys indicated people would attend a similar event in the future.
Students celebrated an awesome school year with a FroYo party at YoFresh! We played ice-cream themed games and celebrated our leadership team, seniors, and general success throughout the school year.
Volition students participated in a sticker shock to aid the Parents Who Host campaign city wide. They added a Parents Who Host sticker to alcohol packaging in hopes of spreading the word to people purchasing alcohol that they should not provide alcohol to underage students, especially during prom and graduation season.
High school leaders are mastering the content for their presentations on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention which they will present to Franklin Middle Schoolers next month!
For Light and Unite RED week at Franklin High School, Volition Youth gave away all things red during lunch and encouraged peers to wear red on Friday and support substance use prevention in Franklin!
Students created a proposal and presented it to the Parks Commission on December 11 regarding the adoption of a smoke-free parks ordinance. Students have been collecting data during environmental scans, cigarette butts pick up, and testimonies from staff at their school this past year. They are working hard to meet with city leaders and determine the best rout for putting their plan into action this year.
Students made fleece blankets for other teens in need to distribute to Southbrook Church during World Kindness Week in February. We attached a message sharing that just like we need to protect the outside of our bodies with warm clothes and blankets during cold temperatures, we need to protect the insides of our bodies with good choices on what we put in them --like choosing not to use tobacco!