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Month: March 2017

What is ATLC?

What is ATLC?

Here’s 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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ATLC’s 2017 summer program took place at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle from July 23-27, 2017.  The Registration period is now closed. 

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

Sept. 1stBrenton Soucy

Sept. 2ndVal Theriault

Sept. 2nd Isaac Jurson

Sept. 8thMacy Ouellette

Sept. 8thEphraim Willey

Sept. 9thCeleste Ryder

Sept. 14thDamin Harris

Sept. 21stAlexis Doroen

Sept. 25thEmily Transue

Sept. 29thEthan Edgecomb

Sept. 30thKylie Kirschmann

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ATLC Facebook PagePlease like our NEW ATLC Facebook page!! 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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Planning Committees:

There are four ATLC Planning Committees: Activities, Finance, Program, and Public Relations.

Three of these committees first met in August. In September, Activities, Program, and Finance will be meeting. Be sure to check the calendar on the Event’s tab for times! COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES 2017-2018

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ATLC Regional WEEKEND TEAMS:

Congratulations to the members of our ATLC Regional Weekend Teams who participated in their first weekend training on August 26th. Their training will continue this month (Sept. 9 and 16). Both Central and Northern Team’s 1st Weekends will take place in October. We’re looking forward to getting in the schools and working with other teens (that weren’t able to get to camp this year) to build their leadership skills.
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Giving back to our community-

We have been invited to help at the District meeting for the Masters & Wardens Association at the Lodge in Ashland on Saturday, October 14 at 6pm.  This is a great opportunity for us to show our appreciation for them. They are huge supporters of our program!!

We will need about 12 individuals (teens) to help out at this event. Check your schedules and please contact Amber before October 2nd, if you are willing to help out! Those of you needing community service hours for school, this is a great opportunity for you!

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PARENT EVALUATIONS:

After camp ended, we sent “Parent Evaluations” out to parents of campers. The feedback from these Evaluations is really important to us. We have only received 21 Evaluations back. Please – check with your parents to see if they completed and mailed theirs. If they didn’t and still have it, ask them to do so – Thanks!

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 Upcoming OUTINGS:

 Corn Maze Outing

Our first ATLC Outing is at Goughan’s Berry Farm on the Fort Fairfield Road between Caribou and Fort Fairfield on Sunday, Sept. 17th, from 1-3 PM. For those of you teens who have been involved in ATLC and may not have gotten the newsletter, Amber can send you a registration form. Contact her with the information below. Registration Forms need to be mailed by Thursday, Sept. 7th, if you want to attend!

The Activities Committee will be coming up with more outings for ATLC teens throughout the school year. We try to have at least one outing in every region and try to keep the cost of the activity between$10 and $0. In order to hold an outing, we have at least 12 people signed up before the deadline or the outing will be cancelled. Even though an outing may not be in your area, we provide a list of who is attending after the deadline so that you can carpool.

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ATLC-2017 CAMP REUNION:

 We will be holding a Camp Reunion for all campers and staff who attended and completed  ATLC-2017. The Reunion will be at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, where summer camp was held. The date is Saturday, November 18th (with a snow date of November 25th).Be sure to mark and save the date! 🙂

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Camp 2017 DVDs- These are ready and have been mailed out to all paid individuals on August 24th.If you would like one, send your $15 into Amber and she’ll mail one out to you!


BE THE DIFFERENCE


Contact information:

 
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator

Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp

Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156

Fax: 207-492-3181

Email: astedt@amhc.org

Mailing Address:   ATLC
PO Box 1018

Caribou, ME 04736