Community Coalition Peer Educators Keep Busy

Community Coalition Peer Educators Keep Busy
Posted on 05/01/2019
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Peer Educators have kept very busy with youth and community presentations and interactive activities, sharing the message of positive and healthy choices and not all youth use drugs and alcohol.

Teams of peer educators visited Intermediate Schools and presented a decision making program to engage 7th grade students and share information to resist peer pressure, avoid unsafe choices and help them make positive decisions in the future.

“The message coming from fellow students, really makes an impact on 7th grade students”, explained Community Coalition Director, Tammy Molter. “This year, we have peers who remember participating in the program when they were in 7th grade. It made a positive impression on them when they were in middle school and they wanted to share and be part of that experience as high school peer educators.”

Peers also spoke with 8th 
grade students at Lane about what it is like to be in high school.

Students from Shared Journeys developed an April Alcohol Awareness bulletin board display at the West Allis Public Library about the negative effects of alcohol and drug use on the family unit.

Central High School students created a Safe and Sober prom message for the bulletin board in the cafeteria.

Dottke High School peers shared the alcohol and drug awareness message with their classmates. The students used the Jeopardy game in a Crew classroom and the cafeteria to share alcohol and drug facts. They also assembled "stress kits" for use in each Crew homeroom.

Nathan Hale High School hosted the 11th Annual Safe and Sober program on April 29, 2019. Parents and students learned about making positive choices and decisions during prom, graduation, and summer. A demonstration of the AAA distracted driving program, with a driving simulator for students to try, was also part of the program. 

Peer educators presented the Peers with Purpose program at the Rotary Club of West Allis meeting on May 2, 2019. Rotary members played Stand Up If and Jeopardy. They also learned about the new decision making activity and other important prevention messages peers share with 7th graders - that most youth do not use drugs or alcohol.

Peers will be presenting at the May Coalition Meeting on May 15, 2019 at Apostle Presbyterian Church. 

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Shared Journey's Bulletin Board at the West Allis Public Library