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Mission Statement

S a n Francisco Peer Resources believes youth are capable leaders who can be effective allies for their peers.

We are committed to developing young leaders in San Francisco with the use of fun, creative, and

interactive strategies that build safety, confidence, and skills.

T ogether we explore issues facing youth today. Young leaders then help their peers and

create positive change around these issues at their schools and in the larger community.


Peer Resources offers a variety of programs for San Francisco Unified School District students. Ranging from conflict mediation to peer counseling, the overall goals of these programs is to:
Promote academic achievement in students.
Prevent violence through personal conflict management or mediation.
Build skills and give information that encourages healthy living habits.
Provide counseling or referral services as needed.
Encourage students to develop leadership and organizational skills.

Our Philosophy

San Francisco Peer Resources is based on the foundation that youth can have a stronger impact upon the attitudes, learning patterns, and behaviors of their peers. Peer educators model positive youth behavior and act as role models for other students who in turn are less likely to fall to pressure and negative influences. In fact, research shows that peer education programs increase student academic performance, decrease incidents of school violence, help young people develop leadership skills, and prepare young adults to become positive contributing members of their communities.

Our Accomplishments

Last year Peer Resources operated in 19 sites, including at least three after-school sites. Peer Resources programs operated in 13 high schools and six middle schools throughout San Francisco. More than 1,200 students were trained as peer helpers, and nearly 14,834students benefited by participating in the programs.

Our Programs Include:
Peer Education
Conflict Mediation
Peer Mentoring
Peer Tutoring
Strategies of Successful Students (SOSS)
Project Leaders
Peer Support Groups
Youth-Led Research
YAR (Youth Are Resources Conference)



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