Rotary Club Supports Peer Helpers Program at NACI

Neepawa Area Collegiate Grade 12 students Rylan Hollier and Rylee Gluska were pleased to accept $750 dollars for the Peer Helpers Program from Neepawa Rotary Club President Wayne Hildebrand.  Rylan and Rylee are two members of the Peer Helpers Program at NACI. 
“Peer helping is based on the fact that youth often seek out their peers when they are experiencing some frustration, worry or concern”, said Rylan.
“By establishing a peer program, schools teach students how to help, not hurt, others”, explained Rylee.
Peer helping fosters a climate of care and respect within NACI to reduce violence, vandalism, and bullying.  In addition, peer helping enables youth to learn skills to enhance self-image, reduce loneliness, promote health, and support academic and personal achievement.
“The Neepawa Rotary Club is very pleased to support the youth in our community”, relayed Wayne Hildebrand.