Monthly Archives: November 2012

T.A.T.U. Teens Teach Tobacco Truths To Tweens

The Black River Falls Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U) went to Gebhardt Elementary today to teach the fourth grade class about the dangers of smoking and how the tobacco companies use flashy advertising to try to trick people into using tobacco.
It was a whirlwind morning with lots of different activities going on for the fourth graders.  The T.A.T.U. presenters only had thirty minutes to present on the dangers of smoking, usually T.A.T.U. is a 40-45 minute presentation, but that did not deter them at all.  The T.A.T.U. presenters did an fantastic job and were still able to get talk about what goes into cigarettes, and show off Clem’s Phlem(r), the Jar-O-Tar(r), and of course the imfamous pig’s lungs.  The T.A.T.U. members even found time to play a few intense games of kickball against the fourth and fifth grade classes.
Black River Falls’ presentation today is the last T.A.T.U. presentation for the 2012-2013 school year.  Melrose-Mindoro and Lincoln T.A.T.U. groups have already presented and also did an outstanding job.  Thank you very much to all of the T.A.T.U. members for taking time out of your busy schedules to teach the fourth grade classes in the area about the dangers of smoking and a very big thank you to the T.A.T.U. Trainers for volunteering your time to help teach the presentation to the T.A.T.U. members.

Black River Falls TABO presents to middle school

The Black River Falls Teens Against Bullying Others (TABO) went over to the middle school earlier this month and taught anti-bullying lessons to the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.  That’s 18 high school role models taking time out of their busy schedules to help around 388 middle school students develop the skills and tools they need to stand up to and stand against bullying.  Later in the school year Lincoln and Melrose-Mindoro will also have TABO groups getting trained and presenting to the middle school students in their school districts.  Thank you TABO members for making a difference!

Lincoln T.A.T.U. Present the Dangers of Smoking to a Captivated 4th Grade Audience

The Lincoln Teens Against Tobacco Use (T.A.T.U.) group presented today to the Lincoln fourth graders in Merrillan.  The fourth graders had lots of questions for the T.A.T.U. members about smoking and the visual aids that they brought along such as “Clem’s Flem” and the pig’s lungs.  The T.A.T.U. members had no problem answering the fourth graders’ questions though as the T.A.T.U. groups were very well prepared and several T.A.T.U. members had done the presentations last year as well.  Thank you very much to the T.A.T.U. members, trainers, and staff at the Lincoln School District that helped make this learning experience possible!

TFJCK Quarterly Meeting

Hello Together For Jackson County Kids Coalition Members,

Together For Jackson County Kids will be hosting a quarterly coalition meeting on Thursday, November 8, 11:00am-1pm, at the Jackson County UW-Extension office.

Please join us as we gather for lunch and look at the last nine years of the coalition and what is in store for year 10 of the DFC grant.

We will take time for table discussions in the following areas…

  • Funding Opportunities
  • Suicide prevention
  • Rx and OTC drug abuse prevention
  • Underage Drinking
  • Underage Tobacco Use
  • Bullying

Lunch and Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP (715-284-6012) so we can gather a count for lunch options.

WELCOME TO DFC GRANT YEAR #10 (Final year)!!!