20 YES LEADers from UEHS stopped by AGM to talk to third-grade students about the importance of being a good friend.
Friendship Day is a special presentation where LEADers visit classes and do a variety of workshops centered on friendship and kindness. Since YES LEADers stand out in their schools and communities as drug-free role models, younger students look up to them and want to emulate the positive choices they’ve made.
YES LEADS is a peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention program run by YES Safe Choices, co-sponsored by Senator Akshar and Lourdes Hospital. YES trains high school and middle school LEADers, like those from Union-Endicott, who are role models for younger students.
In addition to visiting classrooms, UEHS YES LEADers participate in a variety of community outreach events, including hosting a free family movie night, a high school health fair, and a Red Ribbon Week door decorating contest.