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Leaders Igniting a Generation of Healthy Teens (LIGHT) 

Leaders Igniting a Generation of Healthy Teens (LIGHT)

The LIGHT program is focused on providing teen educators within Alachua, Broward, Duval, Leon, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach County schools to act as resources for reproductive health information for their friends and peers. It also seeks to create a climate that supports healthy decision-making and advocacy skills among young people while building a pipe­line to leadership.

Why Be a Peer Educator?

  • You are interested in sexuality education
  • You want to help better your community
  • You want to earn a monthly stipend
  • Earn community service hours towards graduation
  • It’s a great experience (for work, college, life)!
  • You’ll develop leadership, advocacy and presentation skills
  • You want to help your friends and peers make healthy decisions
  • It's fun and you’ll earn volunteer hours!

Qualifications to be a Peer Educator:

  • Must be a high school student in the state of Florida*.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Must be able to communicate accurate, current information in a non-judgmental way to individuals and groups.
  • Must be able to respect confidentiality.
  • Must have reliable smartphone or personal computer/laptop, and internet access.
  • Must have access to a reliable transportation to and from meetings/events.

*If applying for Broward County, must live or go to schools in one of these zip codes: 33309, 33311, 33312, 33313, 33020, 33023, 33024, or 33025.

Responsibilities to be a Peer Educator:

  • Participate in all bi-weekly trainings on sexual health education, including topics such as birth control methods, HIV/STDs, LGBTQ issues, healthy relationships, negotiation and communication skills, and sexual decision making, amongst others.
  • Provide 125 students, peers, and those in the community with accurate information regarding sexual health issues.
  • Provide and assist in coordinating and facilitating 3 presentations on various sexual health topics at school and/or in the community per year.
  • Participate in 3 resource tabling and/or health fairs per year.
  • Participate in 1 advocacy training event with staff organizer from PPSENFL.
  • Refer 25 teens to Planned Parenthood’s Healthy Teens Medical Services Program per year.
  • Distribute 50 social media posts, pamphlets, educational materials, health center flyers, etc. per year.
  • Distribute 250 condoms per year.
  • Complete a monthly log report, highlighting activities and experiences in schools and in the community.

Apply Now:

Broward County

Contact the local LIGHT coordinator at [email protected].

Gainesville - Alachua County

Contact the local LIGHT coordinator at [email protected].

Jacksonville - Duval County

Contact the local LIGHT coordinator at [email protected].

Miami-Dade County

Contact the local LIGHT coordinator at [email protected].

Palm Beach County

Contact the local LIGHT coordinator at [email protected].

Tallahassee - Leon County

Contact the local LIGHT coordinator at [email protected].

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