Are you a parent who wants to help children stand up to the pressure of using alcohol and other drugs? Then our Parent Educator Program (PEP) is your opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of elementary and middle school children in your community.
How does it work?
Our parent volunteers act as positive role models, educating children in the classroom about the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. No previous teaching experience is required and most of our volunteers facilitate the program at their child's school. The interactive curriculum promotes responsible decision-making, resistance skills, self-esteem and positive peer interaction for grades K-6.
What training will I get?
Complete training and staff-support is provided to effectively and confidently facilitate the class. Our certified instructors provide you with 21 hours of required training. Training focuses on communication skills, group development, effective teaching strategies, classroom management and compelling information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Who can be a parent educator?
We welcome any parent who has a good rapport with children and a commitment to alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention. Many volunteers are employed and use release time from work to volunteer.
Call or email Terri Biondi about this volunteer opportunity.
925.687.8844 ext. 246, firstname.lastname@example.org
What PEP volunteers say.
- "I am excited to begin my journey in making a difference in children's lives."
- "I felt that the training was a wake up call and made me realize it is okay to be upfront and talk about issues."
- "An informative, thought-provoking, soul-searching, positive way to make a difference in our lives and those that we touch, teach, and facilitate to."
- "In a very full life, this has been an important experience."