Peer Health Advisory Board
The Peer Health Advisory Board is a co-ed peer leadership group for 13-20 year olds. The goal of the board is to cultivate peer leaders who are trained in evidence based curriculum to prepare them to focus on community projects that bring awareness to violence prevention programs, drugs and alcohol prevention, and pregnancy prevention.
The teens attend an initial 8 sessions of curriculum that focus on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection prevention. The first set of trainings help to prepare the teens to become members of the Advisory Board. After becoming members, the teens continue a rigorous schedule of training sessions. These sessions not only teach the teens about pregnancy and infection prevention, but they equip them with the skills to communicate without violence and to become educational peer leaders in the community.