The PEER TEACHING program began in 1985 and since has steadily changed and grown. The consistent message of this program is the importance of good character and the impact it has on one’s choices to lead a healthy life. This concept is defined and demonstrated during lessons presented to our 7th graders by high school Peer Teachers.
First-year Peer Teachers receive training where they participate in activities that help them look introspectively at themselves and discover the responsibilities that come with being a PATH leader, mentor, and role model.
There is a two-fold purpose to the Peer Teaching program. Not only does it serve as an alcohol prevention program, it also develops and strengthens the character of our 7th graders. The lessons cover a variety of topics including wisdom, integrity, responsibility, and caring. Through fact-filled, hands-on activities, Peer Teachers help 7th graders realize the harmful effects of alcohol and empower them to make good choices.