May River High School THY Assist in School’s First Annual PTO Holiday Extravaganza
Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) May River High School (MRHS) participated in May River PTO’s Holiday Extravaganza for their students and parents. There were multiple vendors, food trucks, games, activities, Santa and Grinch photo opportunities, and a snow machine to bring holiday cheer to the school community. Hundreds of people showed up to enjoy the fun. May River THY students were invited to host bingo and assist with the different activity stations. Through this event, THY members had the opportunity to create awareness about THY and interact with the school community. This event coordinated by the MRHS PTO, was an effective way to bring stress-free fun to the families and students that participated. This was also an opportunity for the PTO to be introduced to THY. THY recognizes that stress can lead to unhealthy coping strategies such as substance use. THY plans to partner with MRHS PTO annually in this holiday event and distribute THY’s Teen Stress Fact Card next year in this holiday stress-free event to promote healthy ways to cope with stress.