P.L.U.S. is a leadership program that utilizes social leadership qualities to connect students on our campus. A diverse cross-section of student leaders facilitate a series of activities that created a culture of community amongst our student body. Using a variety of methods, which are designed to break down walls of segregation between groups on our campus, foster positive relationships for the entire student body and create activities that have been shown to build connections and meaningful participation for students.
Student leaders are trained in facilitation strategies to implement activities of the PLUS program. The foundation of training is to utilize citifies that "create a culture in kids to take care of kids." At the center of this activity based approach is a peer-to-peer led forum of discussion. It provides an opportunity for young people to be empowered to engage in dialogue, bond with one another, and identify critical issues to create a positive culture and safe school climate.
We meet in the 3rd period class. Forums are held on A Days during 3rd period once a month in the library.Advisor: Aimee FreemerTeam Captains: Kylie Bean and Lucy WeilandEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be on the look out for our awareness projects this semester:
Wednesday February 19 at Recess: Stress Management Tips
February 24-28: Eating Disorders Week
March 9-13: Culture Appreciation Week
March 23-27: YoUnique Week
April: Anxiety Awareness Week
May 18-22: Mental Health Awareness Week/SAFE Week
A small group of the Murrieta Valley High School PLUS Team leaders had a unique experience on Saturday October 19th to work along side the founder of the PLUS Program, John Vandenburgh. Team members got critical insight as John walked them through step by step the responsibilities of the PLUS Team during a Forum. They spent their Saturday with other Team Members from across Southern California as they learned the strategies on how to facilitate PLUS Forums with precision! The monthly forums are an essential ingredient in building school climate and student engagement.