Check back next year for information on Snowflake 2018!
Snowflake 2017 featured fun activities in small groups as well as performances by Imagination Theater that focused on respect, peer pressure, self-esteem and communication. Not only did the students watch the Imagination Theater performers, but they even had a chance to take part in the performance! We also featured The Leadershop Group, which is a high school group that uses skits, music, and dance, to address topics of relevance to their peers such as bullying, substance abuse, peer pressure, gossip, decision making, diversity and growing up. During small group, each group is led by one Evanston Township High School student facilitator and one adult facilitator. Small group activities are interactive and encourage students to discuss issues they face as middle school students.
Who Can Go?
Snowflake is FREE to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who attend Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools. PEER Services, in partnership with District 65, provides transportation to the event, t-shirts, snacks, and dinner at no charge.
While no cost is required to attend, there is a suggested donation of $10 to help offset the event’s cost. Please click here to donate to Snowflake. Please indicate that your donation is for the Snowflake program. Checks can also be made payable to PEER Services and mailed to 906 Davis St., Evanston, IL 60201.
History of Snowflake
Evanston middle school students have been living it up at Snowflake since 2001, when it was first held in our community. Snowflake is an annual event that typically takes place in February. The Evanston Snowflake event is part of a larger, statewide initiative, Operation Snowball, which is sponsored by the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health.
Snowflake aims to teach attendees important life skills, such as decision-making, problem solving, communication, and drug refusal techniques in the coolest and most interactive ways possible. Evanston’s Snowflake event engages middle school, high school, and Northwestern University students, as well as adults from the community, in order to create a fun and meaningful experience for all involved. As part of our planning process, we convene a group of middle school students who serve as the advisory planning group. These students decide the event’s annual theme, select small group activities that reflect the theme, and design the event’s t-shirt.
PEER Services would like to thank those who have supported the Snowflake event in Evanston. Without their support, this event would not be possible. Supporters include Evanston/Skokie School District 65, the Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Trader Joe’s, Jewel Osco, Sam’s Club, Gigio’s Pizzeria, and individual donors.
To find out more about Snowflake, please call:
In Evanston: 847.492.1778 and ask for Prevention Services
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