What are Peer Educators?
Peer Educators are student leaders who help influence and encourage fellow peers to make healthy choices behaviorally and emotionally. These students are trained to handle high-risk situations, act as support for their peers, raise mental and physical health awareness, and become advocates for healthy decision-making.
Five roles of a peer education are:
Friend- Being a kind and approachable to one’s peers
Educator- Distributing and teaching information about physical
and mental health/wellness.
Activist- Being an empowered bystander and creating partnerships/networks to foster support
Team Member- Collaborate with and support your fellow PE and advisors.
Role Model- Maintaining proper integrity and following an ethical code d thus being a positive example to those around them.
Peer Educators are student leaders who help influence and encourage fellow peers to make healthy choices behaviorally and emotionally.
The peer education program seeks to train student leaders to empower and engage the campus community. Through outreach and advocacy peer educators help to make VFMAC a healthier and safer environment for all students.