Vurlene Notsinneh-Bowekaty, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
I had the opportunity to teach the Native STAND curriculum after-school in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to several tribal prevention and youth programs. It’s a great program to teach skills to young people about healthy decision making and reducing risky behaviors. Once a teen completes this program, they can then serve as a peer educator or youth leader for their community with information, resources and referral. I plan to continue to teach as it is having a positive impact.