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Peer Education ... A Little Help from Your Friends

Peer Education is a comprehensive 40-hour training program for young people ages 12-18. The curriculum is interactive and thought provoking, covering such topics as self-esteem, relationships, substance misuse, sexuality, sexual orientation, anatomy, violence prevention, suicide, diversity, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, and communication. The program gives teens the tools to make responsible choices and share accurate information with family and friends.

Peer Ed uses a balanced and comprehensive approach that presents all the facts and encourages critical thinking. Young people learn to define and verbalize their own values and gain the ability to set their own boundaries within relationships. As one peer educator put it on a feedback survey, "Peer Education opened up my eyes to the pressures I face and the facts I can get to stay safe and healthy."

To apply

Interested students must complete and submit an application to be considered for the program. There are several ways to apply: You can download an application, print it, fill it out, and mail it to the address at the top of the form. You may also call (616) 774-7005 to request that an application be mailed to you. Or, stop in to our Administrative Headquarters at 425 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, to fill out an application.

Call (616) 774-7005 or e-mail education@ppwnm.org for program availability or more information.


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