Monday, May 1, 2017

MC offers Healthy Choices presentations in Ft. Stockton

• Midland College Williams Regional Technical Training Center partners to provide Healthy Choices presentations to Fort Stockton High School students

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

Midland College’s branch campus in Fort Stockton, the Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC), is partnering with the Fort Stockton Crisis Center, the Fort Stockton Police Department and Fort Stockton ISD to offer high school students a series of interactive presentations exploring the causes and effects of making healthy choices in their lives. The presentations will take place at Fort Stockton High School Monday through Wednesday of this week (May 1-3) from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon.

“These presentations will help students learn about self-care, the effects of underage drinking and healthy relationships,” said Andres Madrid, recruiter and academic advisor at the Midland College WRTTC. “The sessions will be offered in small group settings so that students can ask questions and feel comfortable discussing difficult teen topics such as bullying, stress management, underage drinking and sexual assault awareness. We hope that these presentations will cause students to think of how the choices they make have an impact on their lives and their community.”

Today’s sessions focus on self-care and include presentations and discussion on mental illness, self-defense and bullying. Tomorrow morning the Fort Stockton Police Department and Stop DWI, Inc. will lead interactive sessions on underage drinking and driving. During one of tomorrow’s sessions, students will have the opportunity to experience the effects of a car accident through simulated driving equipment.

On Wednesday, the Fort Stockton Crisis Center will present and lead discussion on healthy relationships. One of the sessions will include testimonial from a sexual assault survivor.

Many of the Fort Stockton High School students participating in the Healthy Choices sessions are also Midland College students who are enrolled in dual credit college courses at the WRTTC. Madrid said that the sessions are part of the student activities programming offered to Midland College students in Pecos County.

For more information about the Healthy Choices program, please contact Veronica Lopez at the Fort Stockton Crisis Center, (432) 290-1218, or Andres Madrid at the WRTTC, (432) 336-7882 (office), (432) 360-8044 (cell),

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