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PEEPs Peer Health Educators

PEEPs stands for Prevention Education and Empowerment for Peers.

PEEPs Health Educators are CC students who are committed to promoting the health and wellness of the campus community.  They empower their peers to make well-informed decisions by serving as role models, providing referrals to on- and off-campus resources, and creating and conducting innovative educational programs.  PEEPs receive training in the foundations of public health and campus health content areas.

In addition to the awesome programming that PEEPs create and conduct, they also hold office hours in the Wellness Resource Center to be available to their peers for information and referrals.  Office hours are posted each week at the Wellness Resource Center in 226 Worner.

Apply to become a PEEP!  The deadline for 2017 applications is Monday, September 18.

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What PEEPs Say About Their Experience With the Program

"My time in Peeps has helped me grow so much in the past years. After a very rough Sophomore year, I was eager to explore groups involved in helping the community, and to learn coping mechanisms and wellness habits to employ in myself and in others. Peeps gave me that. I learned skills related to how to help friends in need, how to talk to peers about suicide, how to create engaging events on campus, how to be a BADASS, how to facilitate presentations- the list goes on. What I valued most about Peeps was the all-encompassing nature of the group- from learning about alcohol consumption to eating disorders, from sexual assault and abusive relationships to helping freshman transition to college life. We explored aspects of mental health, physical health, spiritual health, emotional health, and financial health. I learned how to care for myself through self-care practices, and care for others through trainings. Peeps kept me on the track of discovering my passions and needs for entering into a career, living a fulfilling, healthy life, and gave my life-long skills for handling difficult situations and embracing all aspects of wellbeing." --Emily ('17)

"Prevention Education and Empowerment for Peers (PEEPs) has entirely shaped my experience as a member of the thoughtful campus community at Colorado College. . . This holistic understanding fosters a space for creative ideation that translates effectively to craft unique, community-driven solutions to problems.Through the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the professionals at the Wellness Resource Center, I have found a deepened understanding of why and how I would like to engage in community work, and aspire to approach a problem in increasingly thoughtful and deliberate ways. . . I take with me the pearls of my engagement with the Wellness Resource Center—compassion, wisdom, sense of service, sense of self, organization and leadership—to further connect with and learn from those in my community." Morgan ('17)