LifeSkills Training (LST) Program Grants
LifeSkills Training is a universal social and emotional skill building/drug and violence prevention curriculum designed for all students in middle school (grades 6-8 or 7-9) and high school (grade 9 or 10). The programs are typically delivered by classroom teachers, but can also be delivered by other school staff, school resource officers, or mental health professionals. The middle school program is a three-year curriculum that contains 15 days of core lessons in Level 1, 10 days in Level 2, and 5 days in Level 3, plus optional violence prevention lessons. The high school program is a single-year curriculum that contains 10 sessions. LST aligns well with health topics, but can be taught in any class that is taken by all students, including advisory, social studies, English language arts, science, math, etc. The implementation area is determined by the school/district.
Please see the Program Information page for documents describing both LST Programs, including lesson topics, sample lessons, and alignment with social emotional learning (SEL) competencies.