A one-day training seminar
Four Points Sheraton
Mandalay Conf. Ctr.
*More about Ron Johnson, Our Featured Speaker
A former gang member, Ronald F. Johnson is able to identify with the inner city students. He attended public school in New York City and graduated from Columbia University. Ron has worked with “at-risk” youth all of his professional life. In 1985, he moved to Los Angeles to design and direct a program for teen fathers. While working with these fathers, Ron developed his 10-Step Rites of Passage program, which is a comprehensive model designed to develop skills required to achieve a sense of manhood.
Through his non-profit
organization the National Family Life and Education Center, Ron and his
staff are implementing the 10 Rites of Passage Program for males and females
in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Dept. Of Children’s Services.
A fourth degree Black belt in Jujitsu, Ron travels extensively presenting
workshops and seminars about self-esteem, children of color in foster care,
African American boys and cultural sensitivity.
Lillie Carraway, Parent Training Coordinator; Cheryl Mahoney, Dayton Regional Coordinator;
Tanya Roberts, Assistant to Debra Everett; Debra Everett, Toledo Regional Coordinator
Second Row, Left to Right:
During the week of October 11, Harvey Alston presented his “Be the Best” seminars to 12 different schools in five Ohio cities. He was well-received in each school — the students in one school actually “dressed up” to greet him (Harvey appears in a tuxedo as part of his presentation.) As a follow-up to Harvey’s motivational speeches, Bonnie Hailey, our Peer Counseling Coordinator, has been VERY BUSY!! She presented Peer Counseling Seminars in most of the same schools during the next two weeks.
These seminars equip
each student to reach out, strengthen and support peers in healthy life
choices. Students are trained to abstain from premarital sex, alcohol
and drugs. Bonnie also talks about violence prevention; and avoidance
of other risk behaviors. Through character development, relationship
skills, listening techniques, interactive role play, discussion and video
scenarios, participants gain skills to intervene or help hurting friends.
From urban to suburban schools, teens and administrators are realizing
the valuable asset of positive role model, peer counselors. These
students can be the “first line of defense” impacting their campus with
care in critical issues. For more information or to schedule a seminar,
call Bonnie Hailey at 513-398-9801. A Training Workshop for educators
on both AEN’s Peer Counseling Seminar and P.A.T. (Parents Abstinence Training)
is scheduled for December 2, 1999, in Columbus, Ohio.
Call for dates and details!
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