Teen stress levels addressed with new initiative

CIRCLE PINES — Centennial High School is launching an initiative next year designed to help their students cope with stress. The program is titled L.E.A.P.: Lunch, Energize, Achieve and Participate.

The program will increase the daily 20 minutes students are allowed for lunch to an hour and allow students to eat their lunch in different areas throughout the school — including the band room — and connect with teachers. It will also give students the opportunity to participate in different programs and clubs that promote stress relief.

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