LifeSkills Trainers Wanted!




Port Chester Middle School LifeSkills Volunteer Trainer

Part-Time (Schedule to be determined at the end of August)

September 2014 – May 2015


LifeSkills Training

A research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse, and violence. PCC currently teaches to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Port Chester Middle School.

Program Overview

The Botvin LifeSkills Training Middle School program is a groundbreaking substance abuse and violence prevention program based on more than 30 years of rigorous scientific research. Now updated with new graphics, references and statistics, it is proven to be the most effective evidence-based program used in schools today.LifeSkills Training is comprehensive, dynamic, and developmentally designed to promote positive youth development. In addition to helping kids resist drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, the LifeSkills Training Middle School program also effectively supports the reduction of violence and other high-risk behaviors.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Personal Self-Management Skills Students develop skills that help them enhance self-esteem, develop problem-solving abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and manage anger.
  • General Social Skills Students gain skills to meet personal challenges such as overcoming shyness, communicating clearly, building relationships, and avoiding violence.
  • Drug Resistance Skills Students build effective defenses against pressures to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Program Structure

  • Grades 6-8
  • The program is designed to be taught in sequence over three years in middle school. The curriculum is intended to be taught sequentially to build on skills learned in the previous levels.  The first level should be implemented with 6th grade students, followed by booster sessions (levels 2 and 3).

Level 1 (Grades 6): Core Level – 15 class sessions

Level 2 (Grades 7): Booster Level – 10 class sessions

Level 3 (Grade 8): Booster Level – 5 class sessions

30-45 minute class sessions

  • Taught either on an intensive schedule (one or two times a week) until the program is complete, or on a more extended schedule (once a week).

For further information please call 914.255.4856 or email us at