Teaching children positive life skills now so they can grow up to live a positive and productive life.

The Children’s Life Skills service project began as a Provisional Project of the Class of 2016.  This class of 12 women, also known as “The Dynamic Dozen”, worked to identify the most pressing issues facing our children.  They created templates for each topic.  These templates can then be used in any setting for children from elementary to high school ages.  Each template enlists professionals in the community to demonstrate or teach a certain principle then JAS members direct hands on activities or crafts to reinforce the message of the topic.  Boys & Girls Club proved to be an excellent place to implement the program choosing “no homework” Fridays once a month to be the most effective time. This proved to be a successful endeavor so the JAS Chapter voted to adopt the project to continue the positive work that had been started.

“FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS” AND “RELIEVE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY”

FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS: Fire fighters instruct the children on how to best stay safe in a fire situation.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS: Fire fighters instruct the children on how to best stay safe in a fire situation.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS: Fire fighters instruct the children on how to best stay safe in a fire situation.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS: Children listen intently as the fire fighter teaches them about the duties of being a fire fighter.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS: Local firemen display the equipment on the fire truck and explain how it helps them do their job.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS: Local firemen display the equipment on the fire truck and explain how it helps them do their job.
JAS members Yeon Ham, Marina Stevens, Lori Aucoin, Karen Gould and Lisa Kutcher check out the fire truck.
JAS members Yeon Ham, Marina Stevens, Lori Aucoin, Karen Gould and Lisa Kutcher check out the fire truck.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's department demonstration to acquaint children with the people who protect them and how they do their jobs.
FIRST RESPONDERS ARE OUR FRIENDS. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s department demonstration acquaints children with the people who protect them and how they do their jobs.
Provisional Class donates yoga mats to Boys & Girls Club L-R: Lori Aucoin, Becky Rampon, Karen Gould, Natalie Smith, Barbara Murphy, Yeon Ham, Sandy (Boys & Girls Club), Judy Heimbuck.
Provisional Class donates yoga mats to Boys & Girls Club L-R: Lori Aucoin, Becky Rampon, Karen Gould, Natalie Smith, Barbara Murphy, Yeon Ham, Sandy (Boys & Girls Club), Judy Heimbuck.
RELIEVE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY: Guest yoga instructor demonstrates basic yoga positions to elementary age children.
RELIEVE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY: Guest yoga instructor demonstrates basic yoga positions to elementary age children.
RELIEVE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY: Marina Stevens and Karen Gould assist children as they learn basic yoga positions.
RELIEVE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY: Marina Stevens and Karen Gould assist children as they learn basic yoga positions.
RELIEVE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY: Jr. High and High School youth learn ways to relieve stress through yoga breathing exercises.
RELIEVE STRESS IN A HEALTHY WAY: Jr. High and High School youth learn ways to relieve stress through yoga breathing exercises.