Peer educators act as resources for their peers- by being knowledgeable about sexual health, by planning activities to improve the information that their peers have about sexual health, and by providing resources. To get started, click here for an application!
Requirements for being a Peer Educator:
- Be high school student during the 2014-2015 school year at Burlington High School, South Burlington High School or Champlain Valley Union High School
- Have an interest in providing accurate sexual health information to others.
- Be able to balance school work and other activities and commitments.
- Commit to attending training sessions and regular meetings weekly.
- Respect diverse opinions, beliefs and values.
- Maintain confidentiality of personal information.
- Be able to make a one-year commitment to the program.
- Have parent/guardian permission and the ability to arrange your own transportation.
Why Be a Peer Educator?
- You are interested in sexuality education.
- You want to be part of the conversation about sexual health.
- It’s great experience (for work, college, life)!
- You’ll develop leadership, advocacy and presentation skills.
- You want to help your peers make healthy decisions.
- It’s fun and you’ll complete your volunteer hours requirement!
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