Peer education is an educational approach that empowers individuals to promote health amongst their peers.
Peer educators, like our Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) members, have a powerful ripple effect in their communities. Research shows that educators are more likely to make healthy choices about sex and relationships, and so are their friends. And when students see a peer presenting about social situations and pressures with confidence and knowledge, they listen.
Like our Youth Development programs, the work of peer educators isn’t limited to classrooms – presentations to community groups, at events, and in one-on-one conversations are part of what make this approach so impactful in our communities.