Green Forest Middle School

 

2019-20

6th Grade Students:

  • These lessons made me feel mature and I know not to do bad things because it can affect my life.

  • It will help me make way better decisions in the future. You made a big impact on my future. Thank you!

  • It made an impact by making me a better person.

  • This can help me by knowing what good friends are and knowing what good decisions are.

  • This week has helped me understand how important it is to make the right choices and how to set my boundaries.

  • It helped me by not to try and act older than my age.

  • I learned how to be safe and set boundaries.

  • It made me much wiser for my decisions and it made me feel stronger.

  • The impact that this whole week had is that this week will help me make better choices and that it helped me to also say no to things I don't want to do.

  • Be nicer to people and respect others.

  • It helped me because it made me learn what not to do in the future  and help  me in life when I am having a bad time.

  • It helped me realize that I should make better choices and it changed me to have confidence in myself and respect others.

  • It made me feel like I had good value and that I deserve a good future.

  • I know how much I'm worth.

  • The effects and impacts this week for me was to believe in myself.

  • You guys helped me because there was a lot of stuff I had no idea even existed. Thank you.

  • It is going to make me stronger and work hard to do stuff.

  • I will use this info to help me get farther in life than I already am.

  • It inspired me to have boundaries.

7th Grade Students:

  • Thanks to Reality Check I learned how to speak up and find great excuses for the people who keep pushing me to do things I don't want to do.

  • Reality Check really helped me so I sometimes struggle with friendships when I heard about friendships in this class. I was so relieved. Thank you.

  • I feel like you were talking just to me. There was a lot of information I didn't know about.

  • Wait until you are married, Thank you for making me realize that not having sex before you are married is good.

  • Most of the information I already knew. However the STD's surprised me. I never know how serious they were.

  • I learned that true love takes time.

  • I really like the way you talk and was nice to hear you tell us what was right and wrong.

  • I honestly didn't know that you could get STD's by having sex with so many different people. I didn't even know what a STD was and now I do.

  • That I have value. I really needed to hear it because I never feel value.

  • What I learned is that it is safer to save your sex.

  • What impacted me was the emotional consequences of sex, because I don't want to go through the negative emotions.

  • This class has helped me and my boyfriend set boundaries and I'm glad we did.

  • It gave good new information that will really help me as I grow and if any thing is to happen to me I will look back and use the information that I was given. I will use it.

  • I think the "message" had a positive impact on my future. I have set boundaries for myself in high school & higher to save my sex and stay away from drugs and alcohol.

8th Grade Students:

  • An Impact that hit me hard was when he said to do what's right and not do what other people are doing. It hit me hard because I always put other first and I need to do whats right for me.

  • When I was going to get older I was going to do drugs and drink a lot but, when you talk to us I changed my mind.

  • This week really impacted me on how to feel or deal with peer pressure and that everyone is worth it.

  • Stay true to yourself and set dreams.

  • I was impacted when you talked about STD's and to only have sex with one person after marriage.

  • It taught me about integrity! I like the game we played. They all taught me lessons.

  • Talking about integrity on Thursday was really eye opening and I feel like I needed to hear it and it made me feel like I should make some changes in my life.

  • I think the most thing that helped me was integrity. This helped me because It shows to be truthful if someone is watching or not.

  • The impact that this week gave me was that I should try harder in life to reach a goal.

  • Not to have sex until after marriage, but also make wise choices through out life or you may not reach you goals.

  • In order to get to our goals we need integrity.

  • Saving sex until marriage and drugs had an impact on me.

  • How hard it would be to have a child at a young age, and the difficulties it could bring.

  • Don't change your goal just because it seems hard.

  • The thing that impacted me the most was when you said that we didn't need to follow other we need to be our self.

  • The part that impacted me the most was when we talked about role models. Saying my sister looks up to me hit me hard because I don't want her to do the things I do so I'm going to try to change my ways.

  • I liked the reminder to live with integrity and the things I need to know to reach my goals. It inspired me a lot. Also to focus on my goals.

 

2018-19

6th Grade Students:

  • This taught me to love myself and not to hurt myself. It taught me to spend time with my family and to be kind to others.

  • The impact these lessons have had on me is that it encouraged me to be stronger and healthier in all ways possible and that it gave me more courage than I have ever had before. And it helped me a lot to have some encouragement. 

  • This taught us how to live and make decisions for our future and know how to deal with the things that we might have to go through. You’re so amazing!

  • For me, the impact was learning all the good things. So I can make good decisions for me and my family to have a good life. And to be able to finish school and go to college. 

  • It is going to help me in my future. I will always remember this class and remember what to do when I’m in situations that I didn’t know what to do. 

  • This helps me to be kind to other people and be nice to your friends. 

  • These lessons we had affected me because now I know a lot more than I did. And I learned to not have sex until marriage and also now I know what STDs are and I know what they can do to you and how you get them.

  • This class helped me understand a lot more about setting boundaries for myself and how to walk away from bad situations.

  • This is the greatest lesson I have learned in my life. It has taught me about my future and I am worth something.

  • This class affected me by you telling me that your future matters! Thank you!

  • I learned that I want to be more respectful and not have sex in my teen years. 

  • This class helped me think more about what I will do in my life. Thank you so much!

  • What helped me in this class was how to be a good friend to my best friend. 

  • This class meant a lot to me because there was a lot of things that surprised me. The STD lesson taught me to stay away from those dangerous things!

  • This class has been a good guide on what to do in certain occasions and how to set my future. I know when and how to make decisions. 

  • The impact of this class made me think about my future and I realized that I should set boundaries for myself. I also realized I should respect my decisions.

  • I learned that choices matter.

  • The impact of these lessons is now I know how to be a better friend. 

  • This taught me about how to be and stay safe. 

  • These lessons made me aim higher for a better future.

  • I think that choosing the right friends and learning to set boundaries will really help me with my future. Character goals also helped me to be a better me.

  • This class has taught me that I AM important and that I have the right to say no. I loved the “yes, no, yes” part because I don’t want to be rude and possibly lose a friend. But I don’t want to do bad stuff either. So thank you!

7th Grade Students:

  • I liked Mrs. Benbrook teaching us things we might not of known. Reality Check is very helpful to help make me and other people a better person. Thank you.

  • Mrs. Benbrook taught a lot during this week. She taught us a lot of new things and it’s good to know. My favorite lesson was when we talked about how it’s ok to say no. I love this class!

  • The last day was important because I have learned to speak up for myself.

  • It showed me how to be safe.

  • I learned to set boundaries.

  • I have learned about my value.

  • You really helped me learn to set my boundaries.

  • It was helpful to learn how our body works.

  • What will help me later on is what STD’s can do to me and how they spread. Now I will know how to stay safe.

  • I need to remember my values when I come upon peer pressure.

  • This class taught me to remember my values to protect my future.

  • Don’t listen to anyone pressuring you to have sex.

  • You are important.

  • Thank you for coming and talking to us. This class has taught me many things. I learned a lot about boundaries. Thank you

  • This helped future me!!

  • I have set my boundaries.

  • I learned not to have sex at a young age, wait until marriage.

  • I learned how to be safe and learned about my choices.

  • It helped me open up to my parents.

  • You helped me be able to say no and not to have sex until I am married.

  • Learning about the things that will happen in different situations and also things for the future was important.

  • This class has taught me more of the stuff that I will experience in the future.

8th Grade Students:

  • This week has been very helpful. I’ve took all the advice that you guys have told us. I also learned that integrity is a good word and I’ve learned to keep on going and to not give up.

  • It has been pretty great. A lot of the games brought a smile into me. The game with the yellow cards were my favorite because of the hardness and the difficulties of the game. Basically, everything made me try harder than normal. 

  • This week taught me a lot of things. It helped me to learn how to trust people slowly and to be carful of who you can trust. This week was a major impact on me. I think that his is a good program though.

  • Throughout this week I learned to find the people that I trust and that trust me.

  • This week Impact me by learning to save sex because you can get an STD. This week also impacted me by not hanging out with people that are bad influences. This week was the best because it showed me the right things to do. 

  • Integrity because it showed me to do the right thing and the right choice when nobody is looking.

  • The information that impacted me the most was the one about integrity. It made me see things differently. Thank you for coming! God Bless you. 

  • The game where we couldn’t move or make sounds or we would go out. I thought it was one of the most important ones for taking responsibility. 

  • What’s helped me make better decisions is when you told me how I live my life when no one is watching, and that you don’t have to change your goal because of someone else.

  • Blindfold game influenced me the most because it taught me that you really have to fined those few friends that will lead you the right way. Also, that there will be people in your way. 

  • To be happy about myself and the way I look and what impacted me was doing the right thing when no one is looking.  

  • I realized the importance of staying on the right path no matter the obstacle.

  • The impact of the games was like a big explosion to me it blew me away. The games made me think about what’s good and not good. Thank you.

  • The biggest impact I got from this activity was to accept myself as I am.

2017-18

6th Grade Students:

  • Thank you for giving me advice.  This information will help me through my journey.  I will always remember this information.

  • It changed my view on real life situations, how our friends should respect our values and like us for who we are.

  • That we all can set boundaries that can help us to protect our core values.  To set boundaries, speak-up, walk away, and shot-it, protect our core values.

  • You have changed my thoughts on my future and you have changed my ways.

  • To choose good friends for myself and to wait to have sex until I’m married, to not judge people for who they are.

  • To say no! in a confident way because if you say no!  Then the people will know you’re being serious.

  • The thing that made the most impact on me this week is waiting till marriage to have sex.

  • Respect!  Respecting myself and others I learned to have respect.  Treat the others the same way you want to be treated.

  • Thank you for helping me feel confident and I really did need to hear, thank you!

  • Thanks for reaching me on how to step up for myself.

  • You taught me a lot and you made me realize how healthy my friendships are.

  • Speaking up for yourself and picking good decisions.  Doing what matters for you and not what people want for you.

  • Standing up for people.  You made me want to be a better friend.

  • Talking about how everybody’s worth something.

  • Make the right choices and when you’re pressured to do something say no.

7th Grade Students:

  • Reality Check was a really educational class for many reasons. Mrs. Benbrook was fun. She helped us a lot and left a lot of things clearer than what they were because of the lessons.

  • This system helped me know that I don't always have to do what other people want. This program was a really helpful thing for my life.

  • This class has really impacted me on how I see myself and how much I matter. And I learned that is very precious and to save my sex. This was the best class so far.

  • It helped me to set boundaries and it made me feel good to know what I need for my future.

  • It had a really good impact that helped me set boundaries and stay safe. And to know what is right and wrong. You helped me.

  • This class will change my life forever. I will always be safe in all. And I know that I can stand up for myself forever. Thank you.

  • Reality Check helped me realize the risk of sex before marriage and the STDs you can get. I also learned everyone had value and a future.

  • Infatuation and love have a very big difference. Thank you for your information.

  • Thank you for coming to our class. You taught me how to set boundaries for myself.

  • It has helped me set boundaries and to say no to things I don't want to do.

  • It's taught me how valuable I am.

  • This class helped me to learn to say no. It helped me to think about my future. It helped me realize I'm worth something.

  • I have learned about STDs and how I can help myself by self- respect and how to better value myself.

  • This class taught me that I matter and it also taught me how valuable I am.

  • It helped me think about the consequences of having sex. Helped set my boundaries. I'm saving myself until marriage.

  • I'll keep my body to myself and I won't let nobody pressure me.

  • It taught me to set boundaries and it taught me to think before acting.

  • This class taught me to respect myself more.

  • You guys did great. It taught me to set boundaries the right way.

  • The thing that impacted me was the infatuation and love part. I know now to pick your partners carefully.

  • This class has taught me that I am valuable and I should be careful with my decisions.

  • These eight days really made me understand the risks of sex. It was fun but it was also valuable information for my future. It showed me how valuable I am and how valuable abstinence is. I have committed to abstinence.

  • I have learned to set my boundaries. To wait until I'm older to have sex and to make sure my spouse doesn't have any diseases.

  • This class taught me to set boundaries. It showed me the risks of many things and it showed me how to stay safe. I definitely plan on using this information in my future. I will miss Mrs. Benbrook and Mr. Prine so much!

  • The information given to me this last week was very helpful and changed my perspective in life. I hope it helps me make better choices.

  • This class showed me that I am a valuable person. That I need to show myself more self-respect. It also showed me how to have more responsibility. Thank you so much for coming.

  • This class impacted me to set boundaries. This class also helped my self-confidence. Thanks so much for coming and sharing what you had to say with me!

8th Grade Students:

  • The impact this week gave me was way to much.  I was more knowing to what I do. I would be careful to what I say and how I act.  I thought more about the picture for my future, and now I have something more clearer to strive to.  This helped me more than anything else has helped me.

  • It helped me know that I am special in my own way and I’m alive because I am wanted.

  • This program changed how I think that I should act.  It made me want to act with integrity.  Also hopefully I can keep on acting with integrity.

  • This week’s impact on me was learning new things and teaching me all the harmful things I can get into with sexual activities.  I also know how to live my life with integrity and own up to things.  Thank you.

  • It helped me get to know my classmates better and understand them better.

  • It’s given me a clearer vision for my life and made me more self aware.

  • The impact it made on life was that it changed the way I think and my character.

  • It helped me very much like I used to be in a relationship and now I realized I have to talk to that person and ask that person their goals to see if we’ll actually be able to have a relationship.  Thank you!

  • The impact of this program was good.  It made me feel accepted.  It made me feel happy.  So thank you.

  • This program taught me how to treat the students that I am around almost every day.  It also taught mw respect and other stuff including not doing drugs.

  • I had a great week.  I learn I have to be true to myself and I don’t have to follow people.

  • Start walking with integrity.  Be a better person. It helped a lot for me because I’m a better person than I used to be.

  • This class impacted me by helping me know the possible obstacles to overcome in order to follow my dreams.

  • It showed me that it doesn’t matter what the world sets your goal at you set it and try your hardest to get to it.

  • I learned that I shouldn’t be doing things that I would disappoint people with if they were watching.

  • I learned to not follow others into the wrong but to walk your own path through the right.  And to be kind to others and to follow your dreams.

  • This impact helped me on not being afraid and not being shy.

  • It told me to slow down my life and live it right.

  • It showed me how to have integrity and how to surround myself with people that care.

  • I learned is that we need to follow our dreams and not stop even though there are hard obstacles.  We still don’t stop.

  • It made me realize how valuable my and other people’s lives are and to work with them through the bad times. 

  • This impacted my life by showing me that it is worth the struggle that I am valued.

2016-17

6th Grade Students:

  • This class helped me choose right choices and the yes no yes is going to help me a lot in life and in the future. I am glad this class lasted 6 days because it really helped me a lot!

  • I learned that you have to choose your friends well and that you have to choose your partner well and that if someone offers you something as bad as drugs you have to say no.

  • It will help me have a better/greater future.

  • It helped me a lot by making decisions of friendship and to make a lot of good choices.

  • HOW THIS CLASS IMPACTED ME: This class is soooooo much fun it has taught me how to be a much better friend and be nice.

  • I had fun. It let me think through more. It let me make better choices.

  • It impacted me by knowledge it made me feel like I could choose new friends, not be involved with sexual activity.

  • It helped me by I have a friend that is a bad influence. And she is going to not be my friend anymore. Today I am going to change that.

  • This class impacted me because I know how to choose new friends. My friends are good friends, but I also want new friends.

  • The things are what she taught us made me see things that I should not do in the future and pick the right friends.

  • It helped me prepare to set and complete my goals and future.

  • It impacted me by making better choices than the ones I already make and this time the boys and girls were mature.

  • It helped me to say no to other people. Also that I can set boundaries for myself and be healthy.

  • It helped me to learn how to make better decisions and that one bad decision won’t ruin your life.

  • It helped me from making good choices instead of bad choices.

  • It is going to help me make future choices and make me a better person.

  • I learned that I can better choices, for a better future, and make for a better life.

  • It has impacted me to make better decisions.

  • It helped me by making choices and helped me be a better friend.

  • It help me be kind and responsibility.

  • Learning about decisions and boundaries impacted me to make decisions and boundaries based on what I want.

  • It impacted me by not doing bad things. I learned that those bad things can ruin your life and that we shouldn’t do those bad things.

  • This class helped me to know and understand that I need to make better choices. Also, not be bad.

  • One thing that impacted me was about how we have the choice to do anything.

  • It helped me a lot and this information will really help me.

  • I loved knowing that I can always stop.

  • It helped on more knowledge on the decisions of my future. It also helped me on thinking on right friends or right decisions.

  • Helped me look at the world in a different way. Also helped me realize all the bad decisions I have made.

  • It is helping me about life, me having my choices with relationships.

  • It helped me learn more about life. And how to handle sticky situations.

  • It showed me how to realize how you are a good friend and how your friend is a good friend.

  • This class taught me that to not have sex for fun.

7th Grade Students:

  • This made me think a lot about my life. I saw how my friends influenced me and not in a good way. I saw that I need to change my friends. Also, it made me think more of my love life. It made me think about crushes and more. I saw that it wasn’t going to work out and I ended it. Thank you for opening my eyes.

  • It made me start thinking about my future more. I need to make good decisions now to be successful in life.

  • It made me make a choice on speaking up on something I don’t want to do. Also, not having sex till marriage.

  • It made me think I want to go along with abstinence, because I don’t want to be pregnant when I’m a teen. I don’t want any STD’s, I want to know the person I marry, I want them to be the first and last person I have sex with.

  • This week taught me what abstinence means and it made me choose to stay abstinent. I really liked this week and I had a lot of fun! I’ll miss you!

  • Before you do something bad, you have to think about your future because your future is very important. You have to reach your goals. Goals: God, Educational, Family, Friends

  • This program has really made me think about my choices and the rest of my life.

  • This class helped me by setting boundaries and I loved this class. This class also helped me by helping me know how to set it, say it, show it! Thank you!

  • This class impacted me by helping me know that I need to wait till marriage so I can achieve my goals and have a bright future!

  • This class showed me how one choice can destroy your life and it also helped me find values that I didn’t know I valued.

  • I liked the program because I have to make good choices and not do drugs and not doing bad things in my life. And I learned about STD’s.

  • This class made me realize that why risk something that is going to pass quickly, for my future.

  • This class helped me to know about all the things that can happen if I make a wrong choice. It helped me learn about why I should set boundaries and how to set them.

  • I understand the choices I will make will harm my future. I know which friends to hang with if my friends were bad leave them. Bad friends lead to consequences, plan ahead.

  • This week made me think about more decisions and risks that might happen in the future. I really liked this week, it was actually fun.

  • I understand that I can wait till marriage to have sex.

  • It impacted me to make better choices when I’m older and now.

  • This class showed me that I could make better choices and to not make bad choices. Also not to sneak out and if someone asks you to do something that is not good for you then just say no. Also, set my boundaries.

  • I found out that I’m not worthless.

  • I liked this program because it will help me in my future. As I get older, I will memorize this moment when I accomplish my goals.

  • I would rather wait till I get married then I’ll have sex and do something else and live my life free.

8th Grade Students:

  • This week has made an impact on me. The lessons that were taught and the words/meanings discussed were a very big inspiration to me. This week I will be leaving with inspiration to keep moving on with my life, and do something very big. The lessons have made me want to be a better person, to respect myself, my parents, and to be a better friend…

  • To be honest, Miss King got me motivated. The activities got me to understand a lot of things in reality now a day in life. Everybody in life needs someone to be there for them and motivate them. So I thank her and her partner. Thank y'all for teaching me the stuff I knew I had to do. Thank you for also teaching me the opposite, things we’re not supposed to do. I know what my picture is and thank you both for reminding me. I will take the blindfold off to accomplish my goals.

  • This class has helped me realize that I am a lot more valuable than what I thought I was.

  • Made me realize my goals. And future was important and don’t change for other people. I was made to be different.

  • This week I have learned a lot. I’ve learned that if I really put an effort into my future and the life I live I will succeed.

  • I learned that I am important and that my life matters.

  • I will remember not to let the people in my life right now dictate how my future plans out. I will stay focused and reach my dreams.

  • This week changed me because I know that I don’t have to follow the crowd. You don’t have to be what others think you should. Dare to be different.

  • This class has taught me a little bit more of making decisions in life. I will be respectful, and think of my decisions before I do it. Because now I know the decisions I make now will affect me later.

  • I am going to walk out of here with more respect.

  • This week impacted me because now I know not to let people change who I am just because I get embarrassed.

  • That I have responsibilities and that I have to keep my picture and to not listen to the people that have told me I can’t do it and that I have integrity

  • I’ve taken away that you have to choose your friends wisely and choose who help you and not hurt yourself, and make you make bad decisions. You should always have friends that influence you in the right way not wrong. I also have taken away how you have to take responsibility for your actions.

  • Last year I made a decision that has affected me on so many levels… My family don’t have the best reputation… I don’t want people to think I’m gonna be like my parents were growing up, I want to be something better, and y’all helped.

 
 

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