Rapper Chief Swagg http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Peer mentoring program aims to prevent substance abuse and keep kids in touch with tribal heritage http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/peer-mentoring-program-aims-prevent-substance-abuse-and-keep-kids-touch-tribal-heritage <p>Substance abuse is a concern for most school districts across the country, but on the Wind River Indian Reservation, it’s a red flag for especially high crime and suicide rates. Tribes have been trying – with mixed success – to keep kids from abusing alcohol and tobacco… But a new program from the Eastern Shoshone Department of Juvenile Services is working to train a league of&nbsp;<em>student</em>&nbsp;mentors to help their peers avoid risky behaviors. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez filed this report.</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:13:23 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40961 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Peer mentoring program aims to prevent substance abuse and keep kids in touch with tribal heritage