What is a Peer Educator?

Become a 4 Peer EducatorGirlguiding’s Peer Education scheme is a great way to gain skills in areas ranging from communication to presentation and facilitation.

Our Peer Educators do an amazing job of helping guiding members aged 7+ to gain body confidence as part of the Free Being Me programme. It looks fantastic on your CV – and by supporting young people to feel good about themselves you can be sure that you’re part of something pretty special, too.

Peer Education is girl-led and an integral part of The Senior Section programme, tying into Look Wider programme.

Get involved

All you need to do is sign up for a free Basic Training weekend. The next dates are 4-6 April in Wales, and 11-13 April in North West England. Reserve your place now! Or, why not come along as a group of friends and book your places together?

At the Training you’ll be shown how to safely and effectively deliver fun, interactive sessions. The weekend is completely free - even travel (except the first £25) is covered. There are people available to support you locally – your 4 Coordinator and/or Senior Section Adviser. If you want to find out who is there to help Peer Educators, please ask your local Commissioner or email 4CaST@girlguiding.org.uk.

Join the confidence revolution!

Free Being Me is an exciting partnership with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and the Dove Self-esteem Project. It enables girls to celebrate their individuality and to challenge the myth of the perfect appearance created by society.

Make a difference - run a Free Being Me session.

Our latest Girls’ Attitudes Survey research reveals that 72% of girls aged 11 to 21 find the shaming of celebrities makes them anxious about their own appearance. We want to kick-start a body-confidence revolution. Find out what else is going on!

Jazz up your CV

As Abi, from Somerset, explains, you are taught so much through being part of Peer Education. ‘I’m only 18, but I have already gained plenty of experience in leadership and training as a Peer Educator. I want to be a teacher, so it’s perfect experience for the future,’ she says.

See what else you can learn.

Are you a Leader?

A Peer Education session will enable the girls in your unit to explore the issues surrounding body confidence using Free Being Me in a safe environment. It’s a fun, interactive way of learning.

Book a Free Being Me session for your guiding group.