Our Peer Pressure & Substance Abuse program addresses the concerns associated with young people using illegal substances. The scripts provide students with the confidence and skills to stand up to peer pressure and to make healthy and informed choices about drugs and alcohol. This program includes three scripts that follow the story of a group of youth and their individual experiences dealing with peer pressure and substance abuse.
SENIOR (GRADES 4 – 6)
Presentation & Interactive Running Time: 45 Minutes – (3) Show Program
- “Helping a Friend”– The conflict between Paul and Eric reaches a boiling point, and Eric is forced to confront Paul about his frequent partying and harmful lifestyle choices. Paul opens up about his difficult family life, and talks about how his personal challenges led him to make poor choices with drugs and alcohol. Eric encourages Paul to talk to someone about his problems and to make a positive change in his life.
- “Starting Over”– Paul tries to reconnect with his friend Eric after a falling-out, but Eric is reluctant to re-establish their friendship. Eric then confides to his friend Joanne about how he and Paul used to party and do drugs together, and how these poor choices almost destroyed his life.
- “Making the Right Choices”– With the help of her friends Eric and Valerie, Joanne learns how to stand up to peer pressure through a game of role-playing. She chooses to be a leader instead of a follower, and decides that she doesn’t need drugs or alcohol to have a good time.
Featured Characters: Paul Worthington, Eric Van Aart, Valerie Perkins, Joanne Spinoza
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