Dear ENSATS Community,
The School Counseling Department at Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School is pleased to announce our partnership with Project Adventure to bring Adventure-Based Counseling (ABC) opportunities to our Essex Tech students.
Adventure-based Counseling Methodology: Adventure-based Counseling (ABC) is a counseling model, grounded in the belief that people learn and grow best in the environments with which they regularly interact. In ABC small group activities, skills are learned and practiced in small group activities, which can be generalized and applied in the school environment, employment settings, and community. Students will develop prosocial behaviors to make stronger connections with peers and adults, better manage stress and anxiety, and add tools to their skill set to enhance their own mental health and wellness.
Engagement does not require students to do every activity. Rather, students are encouraged to embrace Challenge By Choice. But, students are expected to engage with the discussions, pay attention, and join activities as they are able.
Project Adventure is offering two 9 week after school sessions on either Mondays or Thursdays during March through May from 2:45-3:45 pm.
Monday Sessions: March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11, 25 May 2, 9
Thursday Sessions: March 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 28 May 5, 12
Regular attendance in all sessions is expected. Refreshments will be provided. Participating students can access Essex Tech’s 4:15pm late buses for transportation home from these sessions. Enrollment in this program is FREE.
Interested in learning more? Join our Zoom Info Session Wednesday, February 16 at 6:00 pm
Students and families are encouraged to learn more about these services and our Essex Tech programming from our Project Adventure partners on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 6:00 pm by Zoom. Please pre-register using the link below.
To Register for a Spring 2022 Session:
Project Adventure Counseling Session REGISTRATION
Project Adventure (PA) has been a leading organization in experiential education since 1971. We provide adventure-based learning experiences and tools to promote growth in individuals, schools, healthy communities, and effective organizations. Our work includes evidence-based curriculum and professional development for teachers, transformative facilitation of student groups, and retreats and staff training for nonprofits and corporate partners. We are headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts. For more information: https://www.pa.org/
Funding for this programming has been made available through the MA DESE FY22 613-311 Supporting Students’ Social Emotional Learning, Behavioral & Mental Health, and Wellness through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support grant awarded to Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School District.