What is peer education?
Peer Education is Girlguiding's innovative programme that trains members aged 14 to 25 to empower themselves and others to make a difference in the lives of girls throughout the UK
We're empowering girls to empower their peers
Girlguiding's Peer Education programme is such an important way of reaching girls - through their peers, within Girlguiding's safe, girl-only space. - Olivia, 23, peer educator
Peer educators are 14-to-25-year-olds who help Brownies, Guides and Rangers explore important topics. 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.
Peer educators run fun, safe and challenging sessions which we develop with expert partners. They can deliver sessions on:
- Think Resilient - gives girls the tools to build their mental well-being. Developed with YoungMinds
- Free Being Me – grows girls' body confidence and self-esteem. Developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
- Breaking Free - gives girls the tools to challenge gender stereotypes. Developed with expert academics, CEOs and charities.
- Safe the world - helps members make a stand for safety. Developed with charity experts and police officers.
Request a peer educator
Find out how to request a peer educator to come and run a session with your Brownies, Guides or Rangers.