The Odd Squad Peer Education program has been working to assist youth about choosing to live healthy, drug free lives through pro-social messaging by their peers. Participants of this program attend a one-day seminar with Odd Squad members. The day includes presentation on:
- Quality control
- How a drug involved lifestyle and violence are often linked
- Why some people use substances
- Coaching strategies to teach their peers to avoid starting
After the presentation, the youth are escorted onto the street to link what they were taught in the classroom into real life. They speak with addicts who are wasting their human potential by living in a drug-addled world. The addicts are more than willing to share their advice to help reinforce the message of avoidance of drug use, especially at a young age. This message is a very powerful tool.
Once the day has been completed, each of the youth are provided a Power Point or Keynote presentation to assist in the delivery of their messaging to the grades sixes and sevens in their communities.
Youth from North and West Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam and Yellowknife have taken this clinic and delivered it in their school districts.
Who is this for: Grade 10 and 11 students who are interested in public speaking and are willing to be mentors for their peers.
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