Opportunity for youth leadership

Leadership skills, an opportunity to serve, and community inclusion all support resilience. Becoming a youth volunteer with Clark County STASHA is a great opportunity for youth to experience all three.

STASHA (stay-shuh) stands for Strong Teens Against Substance Hazards & Abuse. STASHA is a nonjudgmental group of young people representing youth voice and ideas in the prevention community. They advocate for healthy lifestyles and educate their peers about drugs and alcohol. Their diverse group is made up of youth who have never used drugs, who have experimented in the past but are no longer using, or youth who have completed treatment and are in recovery.

The STASHA Peer Education program is recruiting youth volunteers for the 2018-19 school year. Youth ages 12-19 serve a one-year term (September to June) with the opportunity to stay on the program until they age out.

If you are an adult who works with a diverse student population, you understand the importance of giving these amazing young people an opportunity to bring their voices to the table and make a positive impact on their community. Look carefully at the students you work with and encourage anyone you believe could benefit from being involved in their community and/or has the passion to make a positive influence on their peers to fill out an application to join our program.

More information about STASHA and a link to the volunteer application is available at their website:

https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-services/stasha-peer-education-program 

Please make sure student(s) mail, fax or drop off their completed application no later than Friday, June 15. If you have questions, please contact the STASHA program coordinator at 360.397.2130 ext. 5841 or alaina.green@clark.wa.gov .