The Clark County STASHA (Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse) Peer Education Program is recruiting youth ages 12-19 to fill vacant positions for the 2021-2022 program year.
STASHA stands for Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards and Abuse. Most simply put, they are an inclusive group of Clark County youth preventing youth drug and alcohol use. STASHA works to encourage healthy behavior, build resilience, provide coping resources and support to youth in our community.
Who should apply:
- If you are 12 to 19 years old
- Live in Clark County
- Want to help other teens learn healthy coping skills and how to be resilient
No volunteer experience, prevention knowledge, or leadership experience is required to apply. This is the perfect place to learn new skills without having to worry about being judged. They value having people with diverse backgrounds and experiences join the group because they are able to learn from each other’s experiences and become stronger peer educators. STASHA needs member representation from youth who have had past use/experimentation but are no longer using, youth who are in recovery, and youth who have never used substances. All of these voices are needed in prevention work!
What would be expected of you:
- Commit to serving at least a one-year term (September to June) although many commit to serving more.
- Meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 pm (it’s important that you’re able to attend general meetings)
- Also meet in smaller groups to successfully carry out the projects.
- Pretty normal to volunteer 4-8 hours each month.
If accepted, you will have to attend the Annual STASHA Fall Training which is mandatory. Specific details about the training are still being determined. It is important that you are committed to being drug and alcohol free as a STASHA member.
Questions? Contact Alaina.Green@clark.wa.gov.
Apply by June 11th: https://www.clarkcountystasha.org/apply.html