REACT stands for Reality Even Affects Clinton Teens, and is a drug-free, youth leadership club for Clinton residents in grades 9-12. It is advised and run by Partners in Community staff.
REACT members have plenty of opportunities to develop as leaders — by taking the lead on REACT events, serving on the PiC coalition, volunteering with other collaborating community groups, attending national conferences that focus on eliminating underage substance use, and mentoring the REACT clubs at Jared Eliot Middle School. and more. So pick a passion and roll up your sleeves!
Students will be challenged to make positive decisions and to avoid negative risk behaviors, and to influence their peers to do the same.
Students will participate in activities designed to identify and utilize their specific leadership strengths and abilities.
Students will have the opportunity to practice leadership in a variety of settings, including within REACT meetings, during REACT events, Clinton community events and boards, and on state boards and committees, if desired.
Students will learn the dangers of substance use and will participate in designing campaigns to influence their peers to avoid using drugs/alcohol and to handle stress with healthy coping strategies.
Students will practice positive communication skills to help the greater Clinton community understand teen trends in attitudes and behavior.