Become a Peer Educator! Educate your peers about sexual health and being safe.


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

201 29th Street, Suite ASacramento, CA 95816

About

Join a team of teens and young adults promoting positive sexuality, sexual decision-making, and sexual health information.

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) invites youth to apply for our Sacramento Peer Education Program. Peer Educators will meet monthly to learn about healthy relationships, sexual health, human sexuality, youth rights, community resources, teen pregnancy prevention, STI prevention and healthy communication skills. Peer Educators will then take this information back to their schools and communities to find creative ways to help their peers live healthy, informed lives through presentations outreach and peer support.

VISION

Peer Educators empower themselves and others using accurate, unbiased sexual health education. Peers work to promote health, tolerance and positive healthy relationships. Peers also work to reduce misinformation, stereotypes and high risk behaviors among youth in their communities.

REQUIREMENTS TO BE A PEER EDUCATOR

  • Be a 9 th-12 th grade high school student or first year college student under age 20
  • Be enthusiastic about helping your peers and community to live healthy lives
  • Be interested in providing accurate sexual health information to your peers
  • Budget your time well and keep up with your academic work
  • Be able to commit to monthly after-school meetings
  • Have reliable transportation and ability to commit to a yearlong position
  • Work well with other youth, as well as adults
  • Feel comfortable making presentations about sexual health and conducting community outreach with training and support from your peers and facilitators
  • Treat others with respect and be open to different beliefs, viewpoints and backgrounds

*We provide training and no one is expected to already know about sexual health and prevention issues.

BENEFITS

As a result of being a Peer Educator you can develop:

  • Leadership Capacity
  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Expertise on issues related to sexual health, relationships and risk prevention issues
  • A great experience to add to school and job applications!

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per month, evenings and weekends
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