BHS’S Peer Leadership program is accepting new students for the second semester. The class, which meets Z block, focuses on healthy teen relationships, alcohol/drug awareness and teen mental health/stress. Peer Leaders design awareness campaigns and give presentations to health classes, parent groups, and school staff. To apply, students should talk to their guidance counselor.
Did you know that since 2007, The Public Schools of Brookline’s Wellness Committee has been committed to examining and supporting a variety of programs addressing student health? The committee, which meets four times a year, is comprised of school, community, and health representatives as well as students and parents, all invested in addressing a range of youth-serving initiatives in areas of nutrition, fitness/recreation, mental health, chemical health, teen dating violence, and climate change awareness. Check out the committee’s newly launched website, www.BrooklineWellness.weebly.com for a wealth of information.