Middle School Youth Social Skills

Formed Families Forward is pleased to offer a free series of LifeSkills Training for middle school-age students who live in Fairfax County and city of Fairfax. This program is free of charge and participating youth can earn prizes and gift cards for regularly attending!

Our trainings for the 2018-19 school year have concluded. We hope to offer a new course of LifeSkills Training in fall 2019. Email us at info@FormedFamiliesForward.org if you might be interested in a fall class or if you have a venue (after school program; place of worship; youth club, etc. ) and would like us to deliver the program.

The LifeSkills Training curriculum is a proven, evidence-based program designed to promote health and personal development. Topics include:

  • Self-image and self-improvement
  • Making decisions
  • Myths and realities about smoking, alcohol and marijuana
  • Advertising
  • Coping with anxiety
  • Coping with anger
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Assertiveness
  • Resolving conflicts

Sessions are facilitated by two or three adult leaders, for whom background checks have been completed and approved by Fairfax County. All facilitators have bachelors or graduate degrees and are skilled in adapting and modifying content and activities for youth who may have exceptional needs.

Sessions are about 45 minutes and typically delivered once a week for 12 weeks, but can be customized for the needs of your setting and population.

Learn more about LifeSkills Training scope and sequence HERE.  See sample pages of the curriculum HERE.

Some of the research supporting the program:

This program is offered with the generous support of Fairfax County’s Neighborhood and Community Services Prevention Unit.

Contact Formed Families Forward to schedule a conversation about supporting middle school-age youth in your school, organization, club or other group.