YAC (Youth Advisory Council)
Meets Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at LYSB
First meeting October 4. Weekly subgroups will meet on specific projects. YAC is a community service organization open to all high school students interested in helping out in their community. Each year, the group participates in a variety of activities including sponsoring dances and events for high schoolers, adopting families for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and many community projects that come our way. YAC also fundraises for the Youth Advisory Council Community Scholarship which is awarded to graduating seniors who have shown a commitment to community service. Not just for LOLHS students, YAC welcomes members from other high schools or home schoolers who live in Lyme and Old Lyme. Join us any Wednesday night at YAC! Please come to our meeting and join the fun. Call Missy at LYSB at 860-434-7208 to learn more about YAC. This program is free but we request that students register.
REACH (Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help)
LYSB’s prevention coalition for high school students. REACH meets at school during lunch twice per month, and one evening meeting at LYSB per month. Join REACH and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of your peers, your school, and your community. We will work on projects that are important to you regarding drugs, alcohol, and other prevention topics.
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Spring 2024 dates tba
LYSB’s prevention drama troupe for any high school student living in L/OL.
The purpose of Acting Up! is to provide high school students with the necessary tools to “dramatically” improve their lives and self esteem through the art of acting and writing, and to positively influence the lives of middle and elementary school students through performance. Working with an acting coach, Acting Up! members will write and perform their own sketches for middle and elementary students about the problems they are facing or will face in the near future. Topics may include peer pressure, underage drinking, drug use, bullying/teasing, eating Disorders, etc.
During the meetings we will work on our acting skills and write a script for a production to be presented to the elementary and middle schools in Lyme and Old Lyme in June. We plan to perform a show that incorporates comedy, music, and audience interaction while getting across our message. We feel that if we start explaining the consequences of actions the young students may take, we will be able to lessen the problems and bad situations they may find themselves in, in years to come.
It is our hope that through our work with younger students, we will be able to give our own members a sense of pride knowing they are helping to make a difference. We want to make Acting Up! a place for people to grow, both within themselves and as valuable members of the community.