Youth 2 Youth Peer Advocates Attend National Conference

With the help of a VCF Community Grant, Youth 2 Youth Peer Advocates from Shelton attended the National Youth 2 Youth Drug Free Conference July 30th through August 2nd at Bryant University in Rhode Island.

The annual conference focuses drug education and information, personal growth, decision-making, environmental change and drug-free fun. Peer Advocates acquire new skills, network and gather new ideas for future projects to bring back to their
community.

Organized by the Shelton Youth Service Bureau, Peer Advocates give back to their community by putting in countless hours of community service. They mentor youth ages 6-8 for an hour a week at the Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley. Members of Youth 2 Youth also write and teach monthly lesson plans for the 7th and 8th grade students at Shelton Intermediate School, which focus on areas of alcohol awareness, drugs, and bullying. 





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