Peer educators are hired through recruitment efforts at participating high schools. Applicants must be at sophomore (10th grade) standing with a 2.0 GPA or higher. Must attend a traditional high school in San Joaquin County. Applications are available from participating high schools or by contacting San Joaquin County Prevention Services at (209) 468-2005.
Students in Prevention (SIP) is a peer-to-peer drug education and prevention program that hires and trains high school students to make classroom presentations in local school districts (4-12 grade). This program offers youth development training, cultural diversity training, and community service activities. Participants are recruited from San Joaquin County traditional high schools. High schools currently participating in the program include: Bear Creek, Cesar Chavez, East Union, Edison, Franklin, Health Careers Academy, Kimball, Lathrop, Lincoln, Linden, Lodi, Manteca, McNair, Merlo Institue, SECA, Sierra, St. Mary’s, Stagg, Tokay, West, and Weston Ranch.
SIP presentations are also available to community youth organizations, church youth groups and can be modified for adult/family groups as well.