‘Promoting Positive Peer Pressure’ is the slogan powering the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School 2017 Young Leaders.
This group of Form 3s and 4s launched their programme on October 31 with an assembly at their school. Since then, they have been moving full steam ahead.
Their focus audience is adolescents and they are examining a number of issues with which teens are faced.
When asked why adolescents, they state that the modern day teen is bombarded with a number of issues and who best to help them than teens themselves.
Already, the SAASS 2017 Young Leaders have completed the first theme in their project: ‘Free Being Me: Promoting Positive Self-Image’.
This saw them making interactive presentations at their school, Telescope Primary and St. Andrew’s School for Special Education.
In keeping with the Christmas spirit of giving, the Young Leaders embarked on their second theme ‘Teens Giving Back’.
With donations from the students and staff of SAASS, as well as community members and the kind contributions from three supermarkets in the Grenville area, the students packed two hampers with food items and toiletries for the Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled and Queen Elizabeth Home for Children.
The hampers were presented to the centres last week Friday with the hope that though small, they would help to spread a little joy among the residents.
You can follow the SAASS Young Leaders as they continue to promote positive peer pressure by visiting their Facebook page: SAASS 2017 Young Leaders.