After the training sessions with Subject Matter Experts, youth are escorted onto the street to link what they were taught in the classroom with real life. They speak with addicts who are battling serious addiction issue. The addicts are more than willing to share their advice to help reinforce the message of avoidance of drug use, especially at a young age. Youth are encouraged to create their own presentations, specific to the drug problems in their community. Youth mentorship is helping Odd Squad better connect with the younger generation. This programming can be tailored for youth groups from First Nations communities, and communities outside the Lower Mainland of B.C.
Once the day has been completed, each of the youth is provided a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation to assist in the delivery of their messaging to the grades sixes and sevens in their communities.
Youth from North and West Vancouver, Port Moody, Coquitlam and Yellowknife have taken this clinic and delivered it in their school districts.
Grade 10 and 11 students who are interested in public speaking and are willing to be mentors for their peers.