What is peer education?
Empowering girls to empower their peers
4 (peer education) is Girlguiding's innovative programme that
trains members of The Senior Section to empower themselves and
others to make a difference in the lives of girls throughout the
Peer Educators are 14- to 26-year-olds who help Brownies, Guides
and The Senior Section think and talk about issues that are
important to them. As young people, they use their own experience
to bring the subject to life.
Being girl-led makes all the difference.
It works because girls are eager to listen to their peers who
share similar life experiences.
Our Peer Educators run fun, safe and challenging sessions we
develop alongside expert partners. They can deliver sessions
Free Being Me – developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem
Project, the packs grow girls' body confidence and
- Healthy Relationships – developed with AVA and Women's Aid,
helps Brownies to be good and safe friends, and helps Guides and
The Senior Section to tell whether a romantic relationship is
- Youth Health – developed with the Department of Health, which
empowers Guides and The Senior Section to make their own decisions
about alcohol, smoking, drugs and sex.
a Peer Educator to lead a session with your Brownies or
Find out why you should become a Peer
Learn more about Free Being
Me the body confidence resource
Meet the 4 (peer
Please note these links all take you to the peer education
section of our new site! You can also check out @4PeerEd on Twitter for
the latest peer education news.