The Marshalltown High School Mentors in Violence Prevention group held their second Annual Leadership Summit on April 4 at Marshalltown Community College. There were eight different sessions offered including: suicide prevention; cyber bullying/sexting/social media; bullying and character; Human Trafficking 101 and 201; MVP classroom strategies; MVP introduction activities; and MVP team building activities.
“All 64 students (MHS and Grundy Center) gave very positive evaluations of what was presented and what they learned, and it was very exciting to hear about their goals to be better, more effective mentors,” said MHS teacher and MVP facilitator Laurie Rink. “MHS is very blessed to have administrators, teachers, and community members who support our students and give them many opportunities to be great leaders.”
Mentors in Violence Prevention trains students at MHS to serve as mentors for younger peers and to help provide support.