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This presentation describes Link-Up, a peer support group for at-risk students. The focus is peer-helping & peer friendship. The goal of the program is not to build junior counsellors but to help young people establish friends & to identify resources that are available when a friend needs more help or has problems that need adult intervention. Link-Up builds skills in three areas that are commonly lacking among high-risk youth: peer support, coping skills, & self-esteem.