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What is ATLC?

What is ATLC?


 the technical aspect of ATLC…

The Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp (ATLC) program is a leadership development and drug prevention program focusing on Aroostook County students in grades 5-9. There are two program components: a five-day residential summer camp in late July, and a variety of follow-up programs and activities that are offered during the school year. The summer camp program provides leadership skills, drug awareness information, team-building, and coping skills development. The follow-up activities during the school year provide teens with the opportunity to continue developing and strengthening leadership skills while participating in a network of Aroostook County teens interested in living drug-free. Teens are encouraged to stay involved in the program for as long as they can/ want long after they have attended as campers. This program is open to ANY teen!

Mission: The Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp (ATLC) program develops teen drug prevention leaders having the necessary knowledge, skills, training, and support to effectively work with other teens during a residential summer camp program and in follow-up activities during the school year.

Vision: Aroostook County will be ranked as the lowest county in Maine for substance use among students in grades 5-9, as measured by Maine’s Youth Drug and Alcohol Use Survey (MYDAUS).

Core Beliefs: We believe that teens are effective substance abuse prevention leaders when given the necessary knowledge, tools, training, and support. We also believe teens listen and talk more to other teens than to adults.

Program Goals:

to prevent or delay early use of alcohol and other illegal drugs by Aroostook County teens;

to increase favorable teen attitudes about not using alcohol and other illegal drugs;

to develop teen drug prevention leaders; and

to provide a teen support network for a drug-free lifestyle.

 

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“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in February:

February 24 ~ Gabriella Berube
February 26 ~ Anna Durost
February 28 ~ Halle Michaud

 

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ATLC Instagram and Facebook PagePlease like our ATLC Facebook page and follow us on Instagram ( _atlc_)!! This will help you to stay on top of what’s going on in with ATLC. Tell your friends and family to like it too! Our prior Facebook account is now inactive. Help to spread the word and stay connected with us!
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Information for Teens (and parents) currently in our program…

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ATLC PLANNING COMMITTEES:

Program, Public Relations, and Finance Committees will be having their meetings this month in Caribou. If you are on these committees, please refer to the calendar of events section of the website for dates. If you are unable to attend, please notify your Co-Chairs  24 hours in advance!!

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Operation Leadership Teams:

We are gearing up to hold the first of our afterschool programs for students in 5th– 8th grades at Wisdom and Fort Fairfield Middle School this year!

Coming up:

 Northern Team is set to  present a program at the Wisdom Middle/ High School on February 6th  from 3-5pm. Central Team is planning a program at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School on February 10th. Good luck to all teams!!

We need a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 25 students to register to hold these programs.

Unfortunately, due to low registration numbers, both of these events have been cancelled. We look forward to making the March events better than ever!

 

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Camp Video:

The camp video is up and running for anyone to take a look at!  Here’s the link on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU9p7x_gDVM&t=396s.

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Student Staff Applications:

Applications are in and will be reviewed by the Student Staff Selection Committee. Only 16 applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process that will take place on March 7 from 1-5pm (Snow date of March 8) and March 14 from 1-5 (Snow date of March 15). The Student Staff process will be completed by March 31.

                                                                                                                                                              

The Aroostook Vision:

Congrats to Nolan Jacobs for holding a great Aroostook Vision event for the Houlton middle schoolers on December 13th! Nolan did a great job spreading an impactful message. (Check out our Facebook to watch!)

His next events will be on February 7th, March 13th, May 1st, and June 5th!

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School Presentation Teams:

A group of previous campers will connect with ATLC school contacts in their school in the next couple of weeks so they can present to 6th -8th grade students in their schools and make them aware of our program. The presentation consists of their personal experience at ATLC (what they liked about it/how it helped them through the school year so far, etc.), show an ATLC Video, and end with a Question and Answer session. Depending on time allotted from their School Contact, teams have the option of running a Team Building activity with some of the students who will be attending the presentation. These presentations will all be done prior to March 9th. Good Luck School Presentation Teams- you will all do great!

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Spring Ca$h Calendar

Our 2nd Cash Calendar of the year is coming soon! We will be selling tickets at $10 a piece starting this month until March 14th. We will be choosing daily winners for the whole month of April for various amounts of cash. As always, once someone wins, their ticket gets thrown back in with the other tickets for multiple chances to win. If you are interested in buying one, please use the information at the bottom to let us know. Good luck to all who are purchasing tickets!

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Stew Night!!-

ATLC will be hosting TWO Stew Nights on Feb. 1 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Houlton and on February 22 in Fort Kent. Stews/ Soups and grilled cheese are just a few items that will be served. It costs $6 a person and promises to be a great time! Please spread the word and come and join us!!! All are welcome!!

If you are interested in making something to be served or want a job for the evening, please get in touch with us! We can surely use the help! 

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ATLC 2020 Camp Registrations!!!

ATLC 2020 will be held on July 26th-30th at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Summer Camp Registrations will be available in public schools, w/ Scout Leaders, and in Rec. Departments all over Aroostook County the week of Feb. 10th for students currently in grades 6th – 8th. Contact us for more information!


BE THE DIFFERENCE


Contact information:

 
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator or

Abby Pooler, Prevention Specialist

Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp

Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156 or 157

Fax: 207-492-3181

Email: astedt@amhc.org or apooler@amhc.org

Mailing Address:  

ATLC
PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736