To wrap 2022 up we got to partner with Deirdre’s House as they brought the Game of Life to Dover Middle School! According to Dover Middle School’s Principal the Game of Life “exceeded our expectations”. We had the opportunity to connect with +600 students and school staff, getting to inform them of the variety of services offered at Prevention Is Key. One of our Preventionist, Megan states her favorite part of attending this event was “watching students work up the courage to approach the tables, as well as watching other students become advocates and supports for students who were more hesitant”. We cannot wait to join Deirdre’s House for our third Game of Life in February at West Morris Central High School!
The Game of Life is a school-based program driven to encourage students to familiarize themselves with services in their community. The primary goal of the Game of Life is to empower students to feel they have options and increase awareness on where to go to get answers. Students get the opportunity to advocate for mock scenarios including but not limited to – family issues, peer issues, education, utilities, food instability, counseling, recovery resources, positive social outlets, transportation. With these scenarios, students walk around to the various tables and organizations to learn of the resources available and complete their “bingo” card. For more information regarding bringing the Game of Life check out Deirdre’s House (https://www.deirdreshouse.org/game-of-life/)