Evidence shows that teens’ social decisions are highly influenced by prevailing teen culture. BHS Peer Leaders are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their fellow teens. Meeting before school several days a week to discuss the relevant issues of the times, Peer Leaders design and implement school-wide prevention campaigns around healthy teen relationships, mental health, stress, and substance use awareness.
Serving as role models in the community, Peer Leaders lead middle and high school workshops on subjects ranging from gender violence and cyber-citizenship to mental health and making smart decisions about alcohol, marijuana, and drug use. Peer Leaders are available to speak to parent and community groups on teen social and emotional issues. To arrange a speaking event, contact Mary Minott, firstname.lastname@example.org.