Life Skills

  • notmykidlogo We know growing up isn't easy. Thanks to funding from the High School Health and Wellness Program, every 9th grader enrolled in PE in the Tempe Union High School District gets the opportunity to participate in an awesome program that helps young people gain critical life skills.

    The Botvin LifeSkills Training High School program is a highly interactive, skills-based program designed to promote positive health and personal development for youth in grades 9 or 10. 

    Brought to the classroom by notMYkid instructors, the program is an integrated approach that helps develop personal, interpersonal, and drug resistance skills.

    Life Skills Class The curriculum is designed to strengthen student abilities in the following areas:

    • Personal Self-Management Skills
      Students develop strategies for making healthy decisions, reducing stress, and managing anger.
    • General Social Skills
      Students strengthen their communication skills and learn how to build healthy relationships.
    • Drug Resistance Skills
      Students understand the consequences of substance use, risk-taking, and the influences of the media.