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By Denise Freese Dec. 18, 2017
This article appeared in the Suburban Life News SD Edition of December 13-19, 2017
The Downers Grove Township is a local government group that does a terrific job promoting important educational opportunities for students through partnerships and social activities. Recognizing the valuable impact of these opportunities, St. Mary of […]Continue Reading →
When I was in middle school, it was important for me to fit in. My permed hair was teased high in the front, and I always wore the hottest styles at that time. Being the oldest of 5 children ensured that I didn’t always get the costly clothes or latest hair style. Hairstyles and clothing […]Continue Reading →
This summer, Downers Grove Township chose 46 high school aged leaders to be our next 2014-2015 Peer Led Program Teachers. Downers Grove Township’s Peer Led Life Skills Program offers a great opportunity for local students from all five high schools within the township to become positive role models in our community. These leaders who […]Continue Reading →
Life Skill Program: Reaching farther than most know.
The Township’s youth education program, entitled “Life Skills” has successfully completed another school year. Julie Waterman and Jason Shiliga, the youth educators at the Township, visited 21 schools in the past school year and taught classes to over 3,400 students in the Township.
Our program is designed […]Continue Reading →
Our Life Skills program focuses on teaching various subjects such as Anti-Bullying, Managing Stress, Goal-Setting, and Drug and Alcohol Awareness. We teach 4th – 8th graders in schools located within the boundaries of the Township. Follow the Township Life Skills Teachers on Twitter @DGTLifeSKills for news and updates.
Hello! Julie Waterman and Jason […]Continue Reading →
On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, the Township was invited to participate in a heroin forum hosted by the Westmont Police Department, in collaboration with the Community Unit School District 201 and Maercker School District 60. The forum included a panel discussion that highlighted the alarming increase in heroin use within DuPage County. According to Dr. […]Continue Reading →
The Downers Grove Township Peer Led Life Skills Program is excited to return for another school year at Westview Hills Middle School. Over the summer new teachers were admitted to the program including 12 Westview Hills Alumni.
A few weeks ago, the Downers Grove Township Peer Led Life Skills teachers taught the 7th and […]Continue Reading →
The Downers Grove Township is thrilled to be in our 25th year of offering the Life Skills program to our local schools! During the 2013/2014 school year, our Life Skills Teachers will be teaching lessons at 22 schools located within the Township. The program is taught by Jason Shiliga and Julie Waterman, and includes a […]Continue Reading →
General Description & Background
This position focuses on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse through a life skills program that targets youth in grades 3rd through 8th. Downers Grove Township includes several communities and provides life skills programs to numerous elementary, middle school and jr. high schools.
This staff will be […]Continue Reading →
Downers Grove Township is seeking new Peer-Led Life Skills Teachers for the 2011-2012 School Year
The Peer-Led Life Skills Program seeks to promote positive social behaviors and establish relationships with the 7th and 8th grade located in the township middle schools. These relationships are reached through a once per month core life skills program for […]Continue Reading →
On Thursday November 4th, the Downers Grove Township Peer-Led Life Skills Program taught their Self Esteem and Self Image curriculum to the 7th graders at Westview Hills Middle School. The peer teachers taught students on how self-esteem and self-image develop, the difference between self-esteem and self-image, and what are the positive and negative affects on […]Continue Reading →
The Life Skills program continues to reach a wide number of students and the next five months of 2010 will keep our two Life Skills teachers busy. We will be in the following schools through May of 2010:
January – Westview Hills Middle School February – Lakeview Jr. High, Westview […]Continue Reading →
Our year is off to a great start! Our school-based life skills programs have begun. The adult-monitored teen-led Westview Hills Middle School program has started its monthly core and booster curriculum sessions. Talented high school youth from our Township have been trained to facilitate the program. Of course, some added benefits for these high school […]Continue Reading →
On August 21st and 22nd the teachers of the Township’s Westview Hills Peer-Led Life Skills Program attended their training that would prepare them for the coming school year. What makes this life skills program different from others is the fact that instead of adult teachers, the Township recruits and trains high school students to become […]Continue Reading →
The Life Skills education program is getting started very soon. We will be teaching the following units at several schools in the month of September.
1) Anti-Bullying at Cass Junior High on September 4th, 11th, and 18th
2) Anti-Bullying at St. Mary of Gostyn on September 14th – 18th
3) Anti-Bullying at Our Lady of […]Continue Reading →
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