Our high school program was created to help with the transition as teens launch into life after high school.
We strive to equip teens with the skills and knowledge to make good decisions.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, our ability to do live programs is limited. Keep checking our website for updates.
We focus this program on teens in high school, with physicians and student volunteers presenting the material. We aim to provide students with valuable information and heightened awareness skills needed to be safe after high school.
We educate students on the following areas:
– Know the laws – does the state you will be living in have a Medical Amnesty Law? Indiana has the Lifeline Law.
– Know what you are putting in your body
– Mental health / suicide and what resources are available
– Sexual assault – protecting yourself, using exit strategies and the Buddy System
– The importance of Always Looking Out For Each Other
I know it is a hard topic to talk about but it means so much to us that you take time out of your day to teach us this extremely important topic. I now know how to help people in any situation involving alcohol and I know to keep away from situations that may be harmful to my friends or me. I feel a lot more prepared for college even if these situations come up more. I hope more people learn about your group.
You really made an impact on a great number of students and I especially appreciate the courage your family took to putting this program together and reliving your experience despite the pain you’ve felt. I lost a friend in a similar situation a year ago and having people like you guys actually take action to prevent these occurrences means the world to me. So again thank you and keep spreading your message!
Thank you very much for coming in and sharing your story and your knowledge on the topic (alcohol poisoning). Everything that we discussed was very applicable in situations that almost everyone will be put in at some point in their lives. (Your program) helped us to realize that we need to be safer and smarter in decisions that we make because decisions affect our lives and everyone else around us. Thank you again for your time and for sharing your knowledge with us.
I have a dear friend, who lost her 18-year-old son in 2016 at an accident at Indiana State. He had been there 2 months, his freshman year. He was the boy everyone knew and liked. This tragedy shook our town and our church community. God Bless you and your family for your mission. As a parent, I appreciate it greatly. My daughters were moved tremendously by the story of your beautiful daughter and I know this made an impact on them. Thank you (Dr. Fiege) and Jeremy (Fiege) for coming and sharing your story.
About Rachael’s First Week
Rachael’s First Week is a program dedicated to
These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions.
The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.
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