During Block 1, the Wellness Resource Center is recruiting new members for the PEEPs Peer Health Educator group.
PEEPs stands for Prevention Education and Empowerment for Peers.
PEEPs Health Educators are CC students who are committed to promoting the health and wellness of the campus community. They empower their peers to make well-informed decisions by serving as role models, providing referrals to on- and off-campus resources, and creating and conducting innovative educational programs. PEEPs receive training in the foundations of public health and campus health content areas, public speaking, group facilitation, among other topics; and the Wellness Resource Center strives to help them develop as young professionals.
A few comments from PEEPs who graduated this May:
“PEEPs kept me on the track of discovering my passions and needs for entering into a career, living a fulfilling, healthy life, and gave my life-long skills for handling difficult situations and embracing all aspects of wellbeing.”
“Through the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the professionals at the Wellness Resource Center, I have found a deepened understanding of why and how I would like to engage in community work, and aspire to approach a problem in increasingly thoughtful and deliberate ways…I take with me the pearls of my engagement with the Wellness Resource Center—compassion, wisdom, sense of service, sense of self, organization and leadership—to further connect with and learn from those in my community.”