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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany program is targeting middle and high school students in the hopes they can be positive influences on each other.
It's called Helping Others Pass, an abstinence based program designed to promote positive peer to peer socialization.
On Saturday they brought hundreds of those young people together to do just that.
Marcus Glass is spending time with young people in the Dougherty County School System.
"We teach them life skills problem solving skills, and we hope to promote some positive peer-to-peer socialization," said Marcus Glass, Helping Others Pass CEO.
It's all done through his community development corporation called Helping Others Pass.
"We have a bout 150 students from middle and high school, we brought them here today for different activities, we want to give them a sense of higher learning so we took them on a tour of the campus."
Students toured the The Albany State University campus and were encouraged to get to know each other through games and other activities.
"I heard about it from my coach," said Reginald Breedlove, Albany Middle School.
15-year-old Regionald made new friends and interacted with college students.
"Just walking around, just feeling like a college student, you know I feel like I'm in college," said Breedlove.
A campus tour that's a reminder to him and others to remain focused.
With this type of interaction he and other mentors hope to bridge gaps within gangs and have the students be their own positive influences.
"What we're trying to do is promote unity within the students and let the students take their future in their own hands, by helping unify them instead of negative peer pressure we're promotion positive peer pressure."
Positive peer pressure to keep them on the right path to success.
Helping Others Pass began as a Small Group Communication Class at Darton College.