Peer Education

Developing a dedicated team of Peer Educators


Our Peer Educators serve a vital role in teaching the Reach4Life program

Peer Education is an approach to promote change among peers. It is the teaching or sharing of information, values, and behavior in educating others who may share similar social backgrounds or life experiences. The concept is that people who are familiar with the culture and the community will be more successful in promoting behavior change. Most of the Peer Educators are young adults, who students feel more comfortable with when discussing topics such as sexuality and other youth issues. In 2017, 70 subsidized and 85 volunteer Peer Educators will be involved in teaching the Reach4Life program.

The Reach4Life program recruits young adults from local churches in the communities in which they serve. They are given training in basic teaching skills and learn how to present lessons in ways that will engage the youth. Peer Educators benefit from being a part of the program as they gain experience in teaching, working with administrators, following schedules, filling out reports, and understanding how to operate within the framework of an organization. The skills and confidence they acquire are helpful when seeking future employment.

We are proud of the professionalism exhibited by our Peer Educators, and appreciate the positive impact they are making on the lives of thousands of youth.


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