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.
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.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to our following special friends with a birthday in Novmber:
November 5th- Macie Towson
November 9th- Emily Albert & Kamryn Clavette
November 23rd- Samantha Shank
November 27th- Rothery Sullivan
ATLC Instagram and Facebook Page–Please 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!
Information for Teens (and parents) currently in our program…
ATLC PLANNING COMMITTEES:
Finance, Program, and Public Relations Committees all 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!!
Operation Leadership Teams:
In the spring Operation Leadership will be presenting at Wisdom Middle/ High School and Fort Fairfield Middle/High School! Keep a close eye on our website and Facebook page for more details and dates to other towns that this program will be hosted in.
If you signed up for this committee, Abby sent out letters at the beginnig of this month with details on training and events!
Thank you for your patience! 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.
ATLC 2019 CAMP REUNION:
For ATLC 2019 Campers and staff- Saturday, November 23rd (snow date-Nov. 30th) at UMPI!! A Reunion Registration form was emailed to you with the October Newsletter to be turned in my October 31st. If you missed this deadline and would still like to attend, e-mail Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final letters will go out to all registered individuals the week of November 14th. We are looking forward to spending an amazing day with you again!
BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER APPLICATION:
If you have ATLC summer camp staff experience and are in high school, you can ask for an application to be Big Brother or Big Sister at ATLC 2020! Just e-mail Abby to request an application before NOON Thursday, Nov. 15th! Only people who request applications prior to this date will be able to apply (Deadline to hand in applications you have requested, will be due back to Abby before December 5th). Contact Abby with any questions you may have. Go ahead….Take a positive risk!
ATLC Chocolate Bar Fundraiser-
The Finance Committee is looking to sell chocolate bars! Everyone loves chocolate, right?! At $1 per bar these will sell quickly! If you are able to help us out please e-mail Abby and let her know how many you think you can sell!
ATLC is funded by support from Grant sources, Local Business Partnerships, Service Organization Support, donations, and by Fundraising.
Anyone with any fundraising ideas, please pass them along so they can be discussed during Finance Committee!! Thank you!
ATLC 2020-FAMILY GROUP CO-FACILITATORS & FACILITATORS:
We are looking for folks who are interested in being Family Group Facilitators or Co-Facilitators at ATLC 2020! Facilitators should be 18 or older (although exceptions are sometimes made), and have been either a Co-Facilitator and/or a Student Staff member. Co-Facilitators must have at least one year’s experience as a Student Staff member. You need to e-mail Amber by Dec. 12th at the latest if you want to be considered for either position. (You can apply for more than one position on staff to assure your spot at camp!) Contact Abby with any questions you may have! Take a risk and help lead a Family Group!!
BE THE DIFFERENCE
Amber Stedt, ATLC Program Coordinator or
Abby Pooler, Prevention Specialist
Aroostook Teen Leadership Camp
Phone: 207-498-6431 ext. 156 or 157
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 1018
Caribou, ME 04736