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Groups, Clubs, and Programming Offered by the School Counseling Department 

*Please contact the advisor listed with questions about individual clubs!*
Prevention and Leadership Groups:
*Thursdays during AT
BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I Care) is a group of students who team up to support students and staff who are going through challenging times.  There are many different teams within BIONIC that operate in difference capacities.  Teams include:
-Students ambassadors who welcome new students to our school
-Students who support other students or staff who are ill, suffered an injury, tragedy, or the loss of a loved one
-Students interested in carrying out community service activities
-A team of students and staff who work on maintaining a positive climate at EFHS through various initiatives (such as bullying prevention, event planning, positive affirmations, etc.)
Advisors: Brenna Sturtevant and Teegan Deuso
-Our Voices Exposed (OVX)
*Every other Tuesday during AT
OVX is a student-lead tobacco prevention group.  Student learn leadership and activism skills to fight big tobacco companies against advertising that is targeted at youth and getting them to use tobacco products. 
Advisor: Teegan Deuso
-Youth Risk Behavior Survey Leadership Team
*5-6 yearly meetings with other Supervisory Union students
This student-led team of 8 is a part of a large supervisory-union wide team that analyzes strengths and concerns in our community using the data from the YRBS survey.  Students host a Community Evening (Dialogue Night) where these strengths and concerns are shared with all community members and an action plan is made to address these concerns.  Students then initiate the action plan in their home town. 
Advisor: Teegan Deuso
-Franklin Grand Isle Teen Institute
Groups of students from EFHS and other surrounding high schools come together for a week of intensive, purposeful, and collaborative training in areas of prevention and then use what they have learned to improve the lives students at school.
Advisor: Teegan Deuso
Support groups:
This is an LGBTQ+ community support group.  There is a middle school group that meets every Monday during Silent Reading.  The high school group meets every-other Monday during AT.  
Middle school advisor: Teegan Deuso
High school advisors: Racheal Sherman and Brenna Sturtevant
-"Friends" Groups
Support groups for children who are effected by someone who uses tobacco, alcohol, and/or other drugs.
Facilitator: Teegan Deuso
-Not On Tobacco
Tobacco cessation groups for students who are trying to quit (or reduce) smoking cigarettes. 
 Facilitator: Teegan Deuso
-Healthy Living Groups
-Quarterly groups offered for students on an as-needed basis.  These groups include topics like anxiety management, grief/loss, nutrition/body image, healthy relationships, etc.
Advisor: Teegan Deuso
Peer Support and Mentoring groups:
Our first level of supporting students where high school students can apply to become a mentor to a middle school student!
Advisors: Carly Wilks and Justin Pinard (EFMS School Counselor)

-Peer Support
*Wednesdays during AT
Peer Support is considered the next level of the mentoring program.  It is a student-led support system which allows students to connect with one another when they need someone to talk to.  Students can apply to be peer supporters in the spring and are trained in the fall.  Students complete training so they are proficient in areas that many adolescents struggle, such as anxiety,, peer pressure, substance use, self-harm, problem-solving, relationships, handling stress/time management, depression, and inclusion/tolerance.  Peer supporters are then available to talk to other students about such issues and refer them to a trusted adult when needed.  Peer supporters are required to attend weekly meetings to receive supervision from school counselors and adhere to strict confidentiality rules.
Advisors: Teegan Deuso and Heather Haddick