It’s My Life Campaign
The PEERS Project high school Peer Leaders understand that they are personally responsible for their life choices, and they want to empower their peers with this knowledge.
That’s why they’ve launched the new It’s My Life Campaign on Central Indiana radio and the Internet.
Airing on RadioOne stations in Indianapolis and playing on the PEERS Project YouTube Channel, our young leaders are sharing their commitment to making healthy lifestyle choices by avoiding risky behaviors like sex, drugs, alcohol and bullying and explaining why it’s important for others to understand they can do the same.
“All my life, I’ve had my mother and grandmother to lead me in the right direction. And, they are just two of the people who have guided my life with love and caring.
It’s my life, and I’m committed to serving as a mentor to others, in the same way so many have for me.
It’s my life, and I choose to lead by the example of my healthy choices in order to offer young people in my community a positive role model.”
This high school sophomore says:
“It’s my life, and I choose to make the most of it by avoiding negativity and the behaviors that can lead to it.
When I make healthy lifestyle decisions, like avoiding drugs and not having sex, I’m able to be involved in the things I love, like my roles on the soccer team, cheerleading team and acting classes at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.
“It’s my life, and I choose to knock down any obstacle along the path toward the goals I want to reach.
I’m not going to hand over my goals and dreams to drugs, alcohol, sex and negative media influences. That’s not who I am or what I’m about.
It’s my life, and I choose this lifestyle not only for me but to send a message to others, like my niece and nephew who look up to me.”
This high school senior says:
“As a teenager, I know that we comprehend more from someone in our own age group, especially when it comes to talking about drug abuse and sex.
This is why I joined the PEERS Project to teach students my age and younger about the real consequences of making unhealthy decisions.
“I want people to know that it’s my life, and I choose to live drug free, alcohol free and crime free.
It’s my life, and I choose a better path to happiness and success. I choose to lead by example when I make healthy lifestyle decisions for myself.
I share my choices with my family, friends and community. I share them in my roles as a leader in school sports and on our robotics team.”