What is peer education?

Have fun as a Peer Educator

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 UK.

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 on:

  • Free Being Me – developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem Project, the packs grow girls' body confidence and self-esteem.
  • 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 healthy.
  • 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.

Get involved

Book a Peer Educator to lead a session with your Brownies or Guides

Find out why you should become a Peer Educator

Learn more about Free Being Me the body confidence resource

Meet the 4 (peer education) Coordinators

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.

Find out about our Activity centres around the UK.