The PLUS (Peer Leaders Uniting Students) Program came to Ignacio on a mission: to make it a place “where inclusion is a reality for all young people.” John Vandenburgh (far right) of Marietta, Calif., demonstrates an ice breaker, a version of rock-paper-scissors called “bear-trap-hunter.”
About 40 Ignacio Middle School students proved their worth by electing to step up and help fellow students in need. Program participants identify pressures in academics, sports, peer issues and other areas, and deal with them by creating a support network.
No two people are the same, they all have different pressures to deal with. As this demonstrates, given the same instructions on folding and tearing a sheet of paper, each student had different outcomes "pressures".