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  • Posted on March 13th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    COVID-19 Updates from Peer Health Exchange

    Peer Health Exchange has canceled all in-person workshops until further notice as a proactive and preventative measure against COVID-19. This decision was made to ensure the health, safety, physical and mental well-being of every young person in high schools and colleges we serve and partner with, and our staff. While this was a difficult decision ...

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    A letter from our CEO—January 2020

    Dear Friends, In a recent New York Times editorial, psychiatrist Richard Friedman names an important crisis happening for young people—death by suicide. What Dr. Friedman fails to mention is that this crisis is exacerbated by systemic injustices making it more severe for young people of color.  Black and Latinx young folks are suffering at ...

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Recruiting a more inclusive and diverse volunteer corps, part 1

    At Peer Health Exchange, we’re aiming to be a place where the ninth grade students we serve can see themselves in the college health educators that come to their classrooms. With that goal in mind, we’re working hard to build, develop and support a volunteer corps that is reflective of all our communities by ...

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles Partners with Focusing Philanthropy to Expand Reach

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles and Focusing Philanthropy have partnered to launch a matching campaign focused on catalyzing Peer Health Exchange LA’s next phase of growth over the next three years.

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Dear Health Educator, are you OK?

    People are complex, and knowing what we need to do doesn’t necessarily make it easier to get it done. Sometimes, it can even feel like knowing what to do makes us harder on ourselves.

  • Posted on January 23rd, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    4 Things You Should Know About Our Programs + Strategic Learning Team

    Peer Health Exchange's curriculum is designed to give young people the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. Through our skill-building workshops, we aim to reduce unplanned pregnancy and substance abuse and increase help-seeking behavior. Our program aligns with national health and education standards, is culturally relevant, age-appropriate, and medically accurate. Keep ...

  • Posted on November 13th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Day in the life: Kavita Shah, Peer Health Exchange Manager, Program Design & Development

    Our program’s reach and positive impact on the lives of young people would not be possible without the hard work, passion and dedication of our talented team. It’s our people-power that makes Peer Health Exchange a unique and amazing place to work. In this ‘Day in the Life’ series,  we shine the spotlight on one employee at a time—providing ...

  • Posted on November 11th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    We Painted the Town Orange!

    We Painted the Town Orange! Our work would not be possible without the philanthropic, civic, and youth advocate leaders who joined us at WeWork Seaport Square on Thursday, November 7, 2019 to celebrate youth health education for 3,550 students. Boston has a legacy of trailblazers working with Peer Health Exchange to advance health equity throughout the ...

  • Posted on November 4th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Thank You for Celebrating Youth Voices!

    On November 1, supporters and health advocates gathered at Kirkland & Ellis LLP to honor four Peer Health Exchange high school students Yareli Avila, Ayobami Omidiji, Keshawn Price, and Zaria Washington. Each student wrote a compelling essay in response to prompts on the health issues young people face, how they could encourage their friends, families, ...

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