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Free LifeSkills Training for middle school youth

January 31, 2018

This winter, Formed Families Forward is offering LifeSkills Training Wednesday evenings starting January 31, 2018 at Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax city.  Registration must be made through Fairfax City Parks and Recreation.


Formed Families Forward is pleased to offer a series of LifeSkills Training for middle school-age students who live in Fairfax County. This program is free of charge and participating youth can earn prizes and gift cards for regularly attending!

The LifeSkills Training curriculum is a proven, evidence-based program designed to promote health and personal development. Topics include:

  • Self-image and self-improvement
  • Making decisions
  • Myths and realities about smoking, alcohol and marijuana
  • Advertising
  • Coping with anxiety
  • Coping with anger
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Resolving conflicts

Sessions are facilitated by two or three adult leaders, for whom background checks have been completed and approved by Fairfax County. All facilitators have bachelors or graduate degrees and are skilled in adapting and modifying content and activities for youth who may have exceptional needs.

Sessions are about 45 minutes and typically delivered once a week for 12 weeks, but can be customized for the needs of your setting and population.

Learn more about LifeSkills Training scope and sequence HERE.  See sample pages of the curriculum HERE.

Some of the research supporting the program:


This program is offered with the generous support of Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services Prevention Unit.


January 31, 2018
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Bull Run Mountain Civic Association Community Center
1811 Ridge Road
Haymarket, VA 20169 United States
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