The Players

Pete Porcupine

 2nd grade

Pete loves soccer! He just moved to the neighborhood with his Dad. They live with his grandmother because there were too many problems with his mom drinking. Sometimes Pete thinks it’s his fault that his Mom is an alcoholic, and he worries about her smoking so many cigarettes. Pete is often shy and quiet, but he is also a hot head and needs to learn how to talk about his feelings without pushing or yelling. He has a hard time trusting anyone because his Mom has disappointed him so often. Gradually he begins to trust Coach, learns how to be a team player, and gets really good at sharing his feelings using “I” messages.

Footprints for Life is specifically designed to build students’ social competencies, which include planning and decision-making skills, interpersonal skills, peaceful conflict resolution skills, cultural competence skills, and resistance skills.

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