(South Lake Tahoe, CA) - The El Dorado County Peer Council Program in South Lake Tahoe is currently recruiting middle school and high school students to participate in its 2019 program. Student participant training is set for Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the El Dorado County Behavioral Health office, located at 1900 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe.
Peer Council is an early intervention program that allows students to take an active role in the juvenile justice system, while also encouraging local youth leadership. Students will be trained and participate in monthly Peer Council sessions, reviewing informal probation cases of their peers and recommending consequences. Students in 8th through 12th grade are encouraged to participate. High school students can earn community service hours towards graduation.
Students who have questions or would like to enroll in the program may contact Hector Reyes at (530) 573-7959. Peer Council is a collaborative program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and the Probation Department.
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