Peers With Purpose

21 Volition Youth were interviewed, selected, and trained to be a Peers With Purpose presenter in 2019.  Youth were first interviewed by Mr. Rivera, high school social worker and co-adviser for the high school youth group.  Students then completed a 2.5 hour training during school in February, led by veteran student presenters.  Youth were divided into three groups to present the content to 8th grade students at Forest Park Middle School.  On the day of the training, youth presenters conducted the interactive content to over 350 8th grader students over 12 class periods.  Content included information and activities on drugs, alcohol, prescription pills, and tobacco.  8th grade student seemed engaged in the content. 

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