Become a peer educator
Becoming a Peer Educator is about changing the world – one girl at a time
Does it bother you that some girls still think that being “pretty” is the most important quality they could have?
Do you think all girls should have a chance to learn ways to build their own well-being?
Then you should become a peer educator.
Talking about issues
When it comes to talking about issues they’re passionate about, girls need you. It’s been proven that you, as a young woman, can have a huge impact on girls’ lives. You bring important issues to life because you know what it’s like to be young today.
As a peer educator you’ll walk into unit meetings and deliver sessions on things girls have told us they want to talk about. You will create a safe space for them to discuss subjects like self-esteem, mental wellbeing and challenging gender stereotypes. You’ll run activities which give them tools that will help them through the rest of their lives.
Peer Education is unique, as it allows girls to explore and discover different topics and ideas, in a fun and comfortable environment. Not only do the girls have fun, but they learn skills for life, and because the activities are fun, they remember what they have discovered! – Mhairi, Scotland
Is Peer Education for you?
You can find out by completing our Introduction to Peer Education e-learning. It explains the role of a peer educator and is the first step to being trained up.
Next steps to becoming a peer educator
Once you’ve completed the e-learning, carry on your peer education journey by following each of these steps:
- Download a copy of your certificate so you can show you have done this part of the training. Remember to add your name to it.
- Find a Peer Education skills and topic training you can get to. Dates can be found on your country/region website
- Download the application form and email it to your the country/region office – then attend the training
- Deliver your first Peer Education sessions on one of our topics – Free Being Me, Think Resilient, Breaking Free or Safe the world.
- Record your session on our session log
- We’ll update your GO record within a month of your first session with your new role
- Congratulations - you are now a peer educator!
The training not only taught me how to lead a session, but I also learned so much about topics that affect me that I didn't know before. I made so many friends… who were also interested in the same things as me, and we still draw on each other for inspiration and help in sessions. - Isi, Leicestershire, peer educator
If you need any help with these steps, or you just can’t find the information you need, email us at [email protected]