Legette-Jack Joins Monroe County Community School Corporation and the Bloomington Police Department in Fighting Substance Abuse
Jan. 5, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack is joining forces with the Monroe County Community School Corporation and the Bloomington Police Department in their Life Skills Training Elementary School Program in fighting substance abuse.
Legette-Jack will address a group of 30 sixth grade students, along with their parents, at Fairview Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in Bloomington.
The Life Skills program is a uniquely designed substance abuse prevention program, in that its tenets are grounded in science. Rather than teaching information about drugs, Life Skills combats the primary underlying causes of substance use identified in more than 20 years of research. The Life Skills program consists of three major components that cover the critical domains found to promote drug use, including drug resistance skills, personal self-management skills and general social skills.
The program is designed for both elementary and the middle/junior high school student. Wednesday's program will also feature topics on making good decisions and choices, effort, choosing good friends, goal setting, self image, character, being positive and using education as the key to success.
Legette-Jack and the Hoosiers (10-2, 3-0 Big Ten) will return to the hardwood on Thursday, Jan. 8, when they battle the Golden Gophers of Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis at 8 p.m. ET.
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