WHAT IS PROJECT FOR TEENS?
P4T is a volunteer peer-education program involving five local high schools: Mankato East, Mankato West, Mankato Loyola, Saint Peter, and Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial. Each year, about twenty students from each school are trained as peer leaders so that they can educate younger audiences (5th-8th grade students) about healthy decision-making and respectful relationships.
The goals of Project for Teens include:
Promote healthy/responsible decision-making among younger age peers
Teach communication skills (including negotiation and refusal skills) that younger students can apply in “risky” situations
Provide accurate information about risks associated with teen sexual activity, supporting the “norm” that it is OK to say “no” to early sexual involvement
Students are required to apply/reapply to P4T each year. If you are interested in applying to P4T for the 2016-17 school year, please complete the online application by Friday, September 16.
If you have any questions about Project for Teens, please contact East P4T Advisor Julia Battern at , or checkout the Mankato P4T website: www.projectforteens.org/