2014 Exemplary Award Winners: Students Leading Students, Michigan

Students Leading Students

Students Leading Students (SLS) is a non-profit organization established in 1982 in Michigan. It is an interactive, peer led program that utilizes a universal, student focused approach. The program provides bonding, skill development, and mentoring opportunities to its participants and aims to foster healthy and strong friendships among students, while working to delay the onset of alcohol and drug use among elementary, middle, and high school aged youth. SLS is the largest validated youth leadership prevention program serving Michigan schools, directly training 100 Michigan high school chapters annually. About 10-30 youth attend the full training through local and state trainings, ultimately reaching 1,000-3,000 youth annually. SLS has been rated over 90% for overall excellence, and has also been ranked the highest among 90 youth programs in Michigan.

For more information on the program, please visit their website.