For over fifteen years Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties’ Community Education and Outreach Department has hosted a peer education program for high school-aged youth. The program has taken many shapes and forms, and worked with hundreds of incredible high school-aged students, including many that are still actively involved in the organization as employees, advocates, donors, and volunteers.
The students in the program have presented at national and local conferences, starred in PPOSBC videos for social media, joined staff at community events, and offered an important youth perspective on the work of the organization.
This year we are excited to announce a new chapter for our peer education program. The program is a year-long, application-based, which allows us to provide the selected youth with increased training and opportunities with PPOSBC, so they can make a great impact. Participants advocate for and educate on sexual and reproductive health and rights, providing young people with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to lead their schools and communities in impactful conversations, while providing linkages to care.
As a part of the PPOSBC’s Peer Ambassador Program students will:
- Become sexual and reproductive health experts in a fun and inclusive environment
- Connect with teens who share their passion for sexual & reproductive health and rights
- Develop their voice as educators and advocates
- Learn how to lead their communities in conversation through content creation and impactful presentations
The application for this year’s program is now open until the end of the day on Monday, September 27th. If you know a teen or youth group that would be interested in hearing about this opportunity, please share this information and encourage them to apply at PeerAmbassador-21-22.