Thursday, May 11, 2017

County youth drug prevention team seeks new members aged 12-19

COUNTY YOUTH DRUG PREVENTION TEAM SEEKS NEW MEMBERS AGED 12-19


News Release from Communications, Clark County, Wash.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 11th, 2017 1:07 PM
Vancouver, Wash. ??' The Clark County STASHA (Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse) Peer Education Program is recruiting youth to fill eight vacant positions for the 2017-2018 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. They include youth who have never used drugs or alcohol, those who have experimented or used, and those who have completed treatment and are in recovery.

Members serve one-year terms 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 https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/stasha-peer-education-program.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, June 16.

For more information or to request an application, please contact Tiffany Schwieterman, STASHA Peer Education coordinator, at 360.397.2130 ext. 5841 or tiffany.schwieterman@clark.wa.gov.

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