Youth drug prevention team seeks new members 12-19 years
Tiffany Schwieterman, Community Services
Vancouver, WA – The Clark County STASHA (Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse) Peer Education Program is recruiting youth to fill vacant positions for the 2014-2015 program year.
STASHA peer educators are dedicated to addressing alcohol and other drug issues among youth in Clark County. Goals of the program include:
• Promoting awareness through outreach and educational programs.
• Advising groups about addressing substance abuse at the community level.
• Supporting programs and policies that curtail abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
Peer educators range in age from 12 to 19. The team has a maximum of 20 members. They include youth who have never used drugs or alcohol, those with past experimentation or use, and those who have completed treatment and are in recovery. Members serve a one-year term, and agree to attend meetings the first and third Monday evenings of each month.
To be eligible, youth must be Clark County residents and have an interest in sharing their opinions and perspectives about substance abuse prevention. Training is provided.
Interested youths must submit an application, and finalists must participate in an interview. Applications and submittal directions are online at www.clark.wa.gov/youth-family/prevention.html.
Application deadline is Friday, June 20.
For more information or to request an application, please contact Tiffany Schwieterman, STASHA Peer Education coordinator, at (360) 397-2130, ext. 5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.