Positive Choices Youth Conference

Submitted by Fallon – Carter County Extension Office

   The 2015 Positive Choices Youth Conference is scheduled for Oct. 13. The speaker this year is Rusty May, School Counselor, Violence Prevention Specialist and Founder of the Bullying and School Safety Foundation and School ToolsTv.com (STTV). STTV is a daily one minute social skills webcast that’s being watched by over 20,000 students in over 800 classrooms in the US and Canada. Author of “Red-What To Do When You’re Angry” and co-author of “Time In- The Educational Relationship”, professional speaker Rusty May has done over 3,000 presentations and assemblies.

   “If students don’t believe it’s more about them than about their test score, they won’t reach their full academic potential and can become a major distraction. This isn’t about bad kids, it’s about bad habits. Poor social skills are learned behaviors, which can be unlearned. It’s in the teaching, modeling and reinforcing of these basic skills a few minutes each day that real progress can be made which will lift the entire class and increase teachable time. Please join me for a lively discussion that will help you achieve the results you’re looking for in the classroom and beyond,” Rusty May said.

   This program is offered to the students of Baker, Ekalaka, Plevna, Wibaux and Marmarth. There will also be a session for adults Oct.13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Longfellow Gym, admission is free.

   We are very excited about this year’s program and we hope you are able to join us for this year’s session. If you have any questions, please contact the MSU Fallon/Carter County Extension Office at 406-778-7110.