Lewis Central started their first REbeL chapter at LCMS and LCHS during the 2015-16 school year! Click here to follow the LCHS chapter on Twitter and here to follow the LCMS chapter!
Created by Dr. Laura Eickman, REbeL is a student driven education and prevention program designed to address eating and body image concerns. Low self- esteem, skewed body image, disordered eating and bullying are overwhelmingly present and contaminating today’s society. REbeL envisions a world in which individuals are valued for who they are rather than how they look.
What we do….
REbeL members will be educated on such topics as the prevalence of eating and body image issues, the ineffectiveness of diets, the impact of negative self-talk and media literacy. Students will dialogue about these issues, strive to improve their own self-esteem and confidence, learn how to help a friend who may have unhealthy eating issues, develop leadership and critical thinking skills regarding cultural and media messages, how to fight prejudice based on body size and shape, develop the practice of mindful eating and exercise and eventually becomes agents of positive change in our school and community.
Students lead in-school activities….
-School wide awareness and education campaigns
-Posting of positive messages on bathroom mirrors
-Hanging posters in school hallways or bulletin boards
-Be Thankful Week
-Be YOU Week
-Pass out complimentary cookies at events
Any questions may be directed to Deb Blodgett, High School REbeL Chapter sponsor or Holly Miller, Middle School REbeL Chapter sponsor.
Click here for the September 2015 REbeL Newsletter