By Noelle Granger, Special Ed. Teacher and AVP Leader:
"All of our workshops went really well. We did learn that we should not hold all of the mini workshops on the same day as the Training for Facilitators workshop. We also learned that we need to break classes in half for the minis. One group was 20 students and that was way too many fifth graders in one workshop. ..in moving forward we will be careful to make the groups smaller and have strong peer groups separated. We have welcomed 25 new student facilitators into our group. They completed the T4F workshop in February.
Our plans at this moment include shooting a promotional video to start raising funds for a documentary on AVP in our schools (Franklin and Walton [NY]). We will also be holding a dignity day in May for all students in grades 7-12 that focuses around the theme of diversity. We are currently so big that I am having students "apply" for the "position" of being my student assistants."