Using peer to peer education, we have separate age groups to keep youth in with the same risk level. High school students ages 16 – 18, college students and 18-25 year olds currently meet in New Paltz. We have created an 8 week non-judgmental peer-to – peer education program addressing behavioral health for youth ages 16 – 25 to help them identify if behavior modification is needed.
After the youth below graduated high school the Mentoring program ended. The Mentoring Program was created in 2006 as a result of an underage drinking party. After a lack of empathy from parents teens started the program to change the culture for future generations.
Mentors Car Wash Hurley Ridge Market
AWARENESS is a teen initiated prevention program in Ulster County with adult guidance. It is aimed at giving middle school youth alternative activities provided by High School students who complete a training created by Ulster County Mental Health Association to promote pro-social skills during recreational activities that constitute healthy alternatives to drug and alcohol use.