AIR Members, Noelle and Amy speaking at a local schools about the path of Substance Use Disorder.
Nick speaking to the parents at Charles DeWolf Middle School on Old Tappan
Jerry speaking about his feelings when he was in high school to a health class at Lodi High School.
"Last year our PTO had the privilege of inviting AIR to speak to our parents and their students. The turnout was beyond our expectations, and the speakers and the message incredibly received. In our audience were students from 7-12 grade that choose to come with their parents to hear the testimonials of these young adult. After the recovering Alumni spoke, we asked the students how this impacted them. Their feedback was not only invaluable but impactful, they felt like the speakers were relatable. They said “I could see you walking down the hallway next to me”, “You look like you could be my friend”."
River Dell High School PTO
AIR is a VOLUNTEER PROGRAM unlike any other!
"The folks at AIR are so awesome.
The peer to peer model is one that I feel works better than any other in terms of telling a story, and also learning to over come obstacles.
The Students really got a great message, the most important one, if you need help, do not be afraid to ask".
"The impact that the presenters left with the students is invaluable. I truly look forward to having this organization return on a regular basis to work with our students. Great job!!"
Jamayla Scott, MSW
Guidance, Support staff /School Social Worker
Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood
AIR Member Mike volunteers his time to speaks at local schools about living a life of abstinence and recovery.
"Thanks Raheem for spending two evening with our parents sharing your story. We were impressed with your candidness in telling it like it is about the prom and your strong words to parents about having those uncomfortable conversations. Please let us know if you are available to speak to our students attending Jr. Prom."
Deborah Bajakian, LCSW, SAC
Student Assistance Coordinator
Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest