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Edison Sends 20-25 Teen Teachers to Mentor Elementary Students at Nellie Stone Johnson
Monday, December 12, 2016 1:55 PM

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These past 8 years, high school students from the Minneapolis Public Schools health classes are trained to go into the elementary schools and provide children from grades K-5 the information they need to protect themselves from risky behaviors, unhealthy choices, and negative peer influence.  

Over a period of six-weeks, Edison students learn a new alcohol and drug prevention lesson from the Hazelden curriculum, PROTECTING YOU/PROTECTING ME, geared for K-5th grades. 
 
Through
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these lessons from teen mentors, elementary students learn refusal skills, knowledge, strategies, as well as the influence of positive teen role models to create a bond that allows for positive influence. 
 
Edison sends 20-25 teen teachers each semester to teach in Nellie Stone Johnson’s classrooms each Friday over a six-week period of time.  Edison students are remarkable teachers and role models creating a wonderful collaboration between Edison and Nellie Stone Johnson.