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Youth Solutions’ Peer Enrichment and Empowerment Project (PEEP) is at the core of what we do: empowering young people. In this case, our youth volunteers

The program empowers youth volunteers aged 16 – 25 years to:

  • develop and implement harm prevention and health promotion activities
  • increase the alcohol and other drug knowledge and skills in health behaviours of their peers

Youth volunteers who are involved in the Youth Solutions’ Youth Advisory Group take part in the Peer Education Training Program to become Peer Educators.

A Youth Solutions Peer Educator is a knowledgeable, skilled and confident youth volunteer who works alongside Youth Solutions staff to deliver drug and alcohol harm prevention and health promotion presentations to their peers, making the content more relatable to young people.

“Youth Solutions is such a great organisation that have an amazing team behind them, working to educate young teens on ways to celebrate safely. This is an experience I will always take with me and I will definitely recommend it to anyone.” – Tumama, YAG 2019

Our Peer Educators are mainly involved in the delivery of the SAFE Series presentations – Drive SAFE and Party SAFE. Peer Educators are also heavily involved in the development and the implementation of the annual peer led #whyichoose campaign, as well as supporting the annual Safer Celebrations Campaign.

Project impact

The PEEP project has had a great impact on its participants – both the YAG members who are supported to become Peer Educators, as well as the young people who take part in workshops facilitated with support from a Peer Educator.

As part of our commitment to quality improvement and delivering programs that are outcomes-focused, Youth Solutions prioritises strong project evaluation, including data collection surveys from project participants. The below infographic summarises the key YAG and PEEP evaluation findings from the 2021 – 2022 financial year.

“I would like to thank Youth Solutions for allowing me to be a part of the YAG, where I have been able to learn life-long skills and valuable AOD (alcohol and other drug) information” – Rachel, YAG 2019

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