For over 21 years, Encounter Youth has supported young people as the largest provider of specialist Alcohol & Other Drug education in South Australian secondary schools.
As first mentioned in our media release on 11 August 2022, Encounter Youth is now delivering a new program specifically designed to provide preventative vaping and e-cigarette education for high school students.
Encounter Youth’s Empower Education program is strongly positioned to support schools with targeted alcohol & other drug prevention education. Nigel Knowles, Encounter Youth CEO, explained: “As the leading provider of alcohol & other drug education in South Australia, Encounter Youth has the established relationships and proven track record to support school students, parents and teachers in navigating the social pressure of vaping.”
Mr Knowles continued, “Empower Education’s new vaping program provides a specifically targeted interactive seminar to inform students on the health impacts of vaping and connect them with the support needed to reduce the incidence of vaping among young people.”
Special Announcement with the Minister for Education, the Hon. Blair Boyer MP
We are excited to be partnering with the Department for Education to bring this specialised vaping and e-cigarette education to secondary students, teachers and parents in South Australia.
Interview with the Principal of Sacred Heart College, Steve Byrne
We had the pleasure of talking to Steve Byrne, principal of Sacred Heart College, about the impact of our Alcohol & Other Drug education program in their school community.
Interview with the Minister for Education, the Hon. Blair Boyer MP
Nigel had the pleasure of talking to the Hon. Blair Boyer MP, Minister of Education, about the challenge of vaping and e-cigarette use among young people.
Nigel shared how our Empower Education program aims to educate and support secondary students, teachers and parents on this important topic.