Positive Life Academy

Positive Life Academy

Join the Positive Life Academy, where you can learn positive decision making and leadership skills to help you improve yourself mentally and physically as you navigate life in this ever-changing world. 

The Positive Life Academy will give you the opportunity to create healthy habits in your own life by learning ways to see the world through a positive lens. You will also practice skills that improve mental and physical health. Our goal is to help you make better informed decisions and create a positive lifestyle so that you are able to help not only yourself but the community around you.

Preparation Instruction:

Visit us here to access the registration process: https://www.westcarepacificislands.org/events
We will forward registration packet to you for completion by you and parent/guardian.

You will explore ways to stay positive by thinking and doing positive action! Our activities and workshops provide positive opportunities to express who you are physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. Throughout the school year, Maolek Na Lina’la provides in-person or virtual workshops that you can register for through our website. These workshops include wellness and writing activities that you can do in groups.

Activity Instruction:

By the end of the program, you will have completed several community and group projects that will showcase competency in skills learned throughout the workshops and will demonstrate service learning.

Reflection Instruction:

Doing a self-evaluaiton by reflecting back on skills learned: leadership skills, problem-solving skills and decision-making skills through the wholistic approach of asking yourself:

  1. Will taking this action help me be healthy? 
  2. Will this action help me think better?
  3. Am I being responsible for my resources?
  4. Will I be getting along positively with others?
  5. Am I being honest with myself and taking responsibility for my actions?
  6. Will taking this action help me reach my goals?
  7. Why is this problem happening?
  8. Why did that happen?
  9. Why do I let a bad experience a long time ago influence my grades and my life in the present?
  10. In what way was a project that I did in this program a service to the community? (Examples: share what you learned with your peers, write about it, post it on social media, make a poster to share at school, make a digital flyer to share on social media, etc. )

Learning Standards/Objectives:

High School Health Education Standards

HS Health Education Standard 1: Core Concepts Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

HS Health Education Standard 2: Analyze Influences: analyze influences of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors


HS.2.5 Evaluate the effect of the media on personal & family health

EXAMPLE: Analyze the influence of the media on self-image (e.g., exercise, Slim Fast, Glamour magazine, Jenny Craig).

HS.2.8 Analyze the influence of personal values and beliefs on individual health practices and behaviors


HS.2.9 Analyze how some health risk behaviors can influence the likelihood of engaging in other unhealthy behaviors


HS.2.10 Analyze how public health policies and government regulations can influence health promotion and disease


High School Social Studies Standards

HS Social Studies Standard 4: Government and Civics

-Students learn to achieve civic competence by studying the structures of power, authority, and governance.

*Practice personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

-Trustworthiness and honesty

-Courtesy and respect for the rights of others

-Responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance


-Financial responsibility 

To show our participants that life can be good without the use of drugs and alcohol through practicing physical, intellectual, emotional, and social positive actions to make better-informed decisions and ultimately learn a positive and holistic approach to dealing with issues that may arise in their own lives.


  Name: Aileen Artero

 Phone: 671-988-9294

  Email: aileen.artero@westcare.com
Organization/Agency/Business Name: Maolek Na Lina’la/WestCare Pacific Islands

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