This training is a school-based, peer-mentoring initiative that aims to embrace our youth as valuable resources in prevention and education.

Selected students (mentors) will spend the day exploring their individual and group values, practice their presentation skills, and walk through different handcrafted, age-appropriate activities for younger students. Mentors will be trained to deliver specific presentations on topics such as healthy relationships, online safety, stress, anxiety and depression.

Mentors will then deliver experiential presentations to the younger students in their local community schools. The goal is to help younger students develop an awareness of well-being and digital responsibility. Messages that are delivered by an older peer are extremely powerful.

The positive interactions throughout this experience will help build confidence and connect students with each other outside of the classroom. Providing students with the tools to lead their peers builds capacity and sustainability in the community and enhances the development of responsible learners.