Project Amp mentors follow a structured but flexible curriculum that offers guidance, tips, activities, facts, resources, and conversation starters. This curriculum equips mentors with evidence-based tools to use during the youth-guided mentorship intervention. Mentors are trained in Motivational Interviewing, trauma-informed care, person-centered care, and strategies for sharing their own experiences of resiliency and recovery.
Because of its flexible nature, Project Amp can support youth at varying stages of substance use risk and related mental health challenges. Typically, mentors are embedded within behavioral health agencies, settings, or teams that allow for seamless access to clinical supports and supervision as needed. Through established relationships in the community, mentors then work across schools, primary and behavioral healthcare agencies, and other youth-serving settings.