Roswell Wings for LIFE

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Roswell Wings For L.I.F.E.

(Life skills Imparted to Families through Education)  

  Roswell Wings for Life is a 501(c) 3 Non-profit organization

Why Try Middle School Leadership Program

The WhyTry-Resilience program is a FREE and open-enrollment school program available for middle school youth. The program was brought to Roswell, NM in 2014 as a pilot program at Mesa Middle School. Nearly five years later we are now located at all four middle schools with over 125 students. The WhyTry-Resilience Program offers social and emotional learning skills that helps young people achieve opportunity, freedom, and self-respect using education interventions that motivate and create positive change.  The program addresses the question, “Why try in life?”.
The curriculum teaches youth in a way they can understand and remember. The lessons are based on sound empirical principles, including solution-focused, social and emotional intelligence, and multi-sensory learning. Lessons each week include a variety of visual metaphors, music, videos, activities, and small/large group discussions that teach important life skills (e.g., decisions have consequences, dealing with peer-pressure, obeying laws and rules;
plugging in to support systems).

The Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum educates students on the dangers of abusing alcohol and drugs and their detrimental effects on the developing brain during adolescence. The information presented includes topics: What is Addiction, Tobacco, Methamphetamine, Opiates, Marijuana and THC Products, and Alcohol. They are compiled of data offered through the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) as well as The Office of National Drug Control Policy.

We are now at all four middle schools in Roswell, NM.

School: Day of Week: Start Time: End Time:
Sierra Tues. 2:10 P.M.
 (7th Period)
3:06 PM
Berrendo Wed.

6th & 7th graders:
 A Lunch
8th graders:
 B lunch

11:50 -1:30
Wed. 2:13 P.M.
 (8th Period)
2:58 PM
Mesa Wed. 3:27 P.M. (After-School) 4:30 PM

The program will be divided into three separate sessions: 
WhyTry (14 classes );
Substance Abuse Prevention (10 classes );
and WhyTry Resilience (10 classes).


(1st Section)
August 19th – November 20th , 2019
Substance Abuse Prevention
(2nd Section)
December 9th, 2019- February 19th, 2020
Resilience for Youth
(3rd Section)
March 2nd – May 13th, 2020