The Peer Educators Program is designed to train "drug-free" youth ages 13-20 to conduct trainings/presentations on life skills utilizing MJCPC resources. Our mission is to reduce risk factors that lead to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use and increase resiliency factors of youth in high-risk environments in Jackson, Mississippi through our Peer Educators.
• be and remain a DRUG-FREE youth age 13-20;
• successfully complete the training-of-trainers (TOT) workshop;
• observe at least two actual trainings/presentations conductedby an MJCPC staff member and assist an MJCPC staff member withtwo trainings/presentations prior to conducting their own trainingsession; and
• conduct a minimum of four trainings or presentations accompaniedby an MJCPC staff member per year.
• receive immeasurably valuable leadership training that will enhance their life management skills and prepare them for leadership roles among their cohort group;
• be afforded exciting local and regional travel opportunities as part of both their own training and their Peer Educator presentation/training sessions;
• receive guidance and support with life management decisions from caring responsible adults who adhere to MJCPC's motto, "Bridging the Gap Between Needs and Services;"
• be honored at the completion of their preparatory training during a ceremonial awards program and receive an official Peer Educator Certificate, along with a generous education incentive to support their post-secondary education efforts; and
• receive a training stipend for successfully completing the Peer Educator training and for each prevention presentation/training session conducted