Project for Teens (P4T) mission is to encourage healthy and responsible decision making by youth through peer to peer education. P4T seeks to foster a sense of connection between middle school and high school students and reinforces the notion that it is okay to say no to sexual activity. It provides students with information and skills to prepare them for responding responsibly should they find themselves faced with an at-risk situation. P4T Peer Leaders serve as dynamic and positive role models to over 4,200 middle school students in the Greater Mankato area. The benefits of P4T are two-fold. First, younger students are given the information and skills they need to respond responsibly in situations that if they aren’t already facing, they will be shortly. Second, peer leaders are provided with their own peer network which helps to reinforce healthy decision-making among the older students as well.P4T is a peer to peer education program that involves approximately 180 10-12th grade students from five Greater Mankato area high schools: East, West, Loyola, St. Peter, and Lake Crystal. They interview with the program director and school advisers to become P4T Peer Leaders, and if selected, attend a one-day training with their fellow peer leaders where they discuss various topics including healthy relationships, drugs/alcohol, vaping, bullying, social media, and physical and mental health. Once trained, peer leaders share these messages that promote healthy decision making with fifth–eighth graders through various methods including small group discussions, skits and role-playing. Community discussions and presentations are provided as well.
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