The Peers Educating Peers Program at New Jersey City University is a student group that provides interactive prevention programming to the campus and Hudson County communities on a variety of social, health and mental health issues such as substance abuse, sexually transmitted infections, domestic violence, emotional well-being, and conflict mediation.
The premise of the PEP program is that people are more likely to hear a message if the messenger is a peer who has similar concerns and pressures. Through presentations and information tables, PEP seeks to shift perspectives, challenge social norms, and prevent high-risk behaviors among urban youth. However, at the same time, our Peer Educators benefit from the program themselves by receiving mentoring, support and skill development that helps students achieve academic success and career success beyond graduation.
Students who join PEP have the opportunity to:
Want to become a Peer Educator with NJCU's PEP program? To become one of the Peppers, you will need the following:
Gilligan Student Union - Room 327
Phone: (201) 200-3166
Fax: (201) 200-2558
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