Operation Snowball

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Operation Snowball: Grades 9-12

Operation Snowball is a weekend experience provided for teens to build confidence, help them be a positive influence on each other, share accurate information for decisions about their lives, and “help healthy kids stay healthy.” Peer leadership is emphasized. A portion of the program always includes information about use, misuses and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Many other topics of current concerns to students are discussed. Operation Snowball has been offered at H-F since 1981!


Operation Snowflake: Grades 7 & 8

Operation Snowflake is the junior high equivalent of Operation Snowball. This one-day event for 7th and 8th Graders from Brookwood Junior High School, Infant Jesus of Prague School, James Hart School, and Parker Junior High School is a program focusing on prevention through educational growth by promoting personal social development. Students and adults benefit through sharing feelings and thoughts with each other in large group sessions, mini workshops, and small groups in which feelings and concerns may be openly discussed in a confidential atmosphere. The staff includes teens from Homewood-Flossmoor High School who have been to Operation Snowball and adults from the junior high schools.


Operation Snowflurries: Grades 5 & 6

Operation Snowflurries is a one-day event for 5th and 6th Graders. The emphasis is on improving self-esteem, responsible decision making, alcohol, drugs and positive peer influence. Students and adults benefit by sharing feelings and thoughts with each other in large- and small-group sessions. The staff includes teens from H-F who have been to Operation Snowball and/or Operation Snowflake.


For more information about these programs, please contact Program Director Lorrie Maul, H-F School Counselor, at 708-335-5618 or [email protected].