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  • Posted on November 21st, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Giving Tuesday is November 27!

    Join us in kicking off the holiday giving season on #GivingTuesday November 27! On this global day of giving, Peer Health Exchange is raising $10,000 from coast to coast to give two entire classrooms of ninth grade students with a full year of health education. You can help. Ways to gear up for #GivingTuesday: ...

  • Posted on September 24th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Q & A with Taylor Roberts

    Recognizing that identity plays a central part in the conversations we have with young people in the classroom, we recently revamped our curriculum to feature personas more closely aligned with the communities we serve. To do this we reached out to Taylor ‘Lor’ Roberts, a New York City artist. You may have seen some of her ...

  • Posted on September 17th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Recruitment at Peer Health Exchange—building a movement for health equity

    Fall is an exciting time at Peer Health Exchange as we welcome hundreds of new college volunteers across the country who join our shared movement towards health equity By leading workshops in ninth grade classrooms, these near-peer health educators help reinforce each young person’s sense of agency and build up skills in communication and ...

  • Posted on June 12th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Q&A with Dior Vargas

    Portrait after portrait in Dior Vargas’ People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project showcases a person, their name and a statement written on a piece of paper. There is beauty in the diversity represented. In some photographs  folks are smiling. In others they pose seriously, but they all hold up a sign saying, “I ...

  • Posted on April 24th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Young voices are needed during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At Peer Health Exchange, we believe that we all play a role in showing up for young people. This month—and every month—is an important time to learn how sexual violence affects young people and what we can each do to help prevent it.  A member of Peer Health ...

  • Posted on March 13th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    National School Walkout—A few mindful tips

    A National School Walkout is planned for March 14 at 10 a.m. local time. Looking for ways to support and show up for young people? Read below for a few mindful tips. Thousands of young people across the country will participate in a National School Walk Out tomorrow—March 14—marking one month since the tragic ...

  • Posted on March 8th, 2018 by Adriana Díaz

    Q&A with Nurx’s Jessica Horwitz

    In case you missed it, Peer Health Exchange launched a pilot partnership with Nurx last month to increase sexual healthcare access to our Los Angeles area college campuses! Through April 15, more than 200 of our volunteers are spreading the word on Nurx’s services to empower their peers to make positive sexual health choices.  ...

  • Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Reflections in the days since the Parkland, Florida school shooting

    As a nation, we continue to mourn the 17 lives lost this month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSDHS) in Parkland, Florida. The loss of any young person is an unspeakable tragedy. Whether in Parkland or in a community like Sanford, Florida, where we lost Trayvon Martin six years ago this month, this ...

  • Posted on February 23rd, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Five Things You Should Know About Mamie Phipps Clark 

      In honor of Black History Month, we are highlighting African Americans who made significant contributions to the health and well being of our communities. Their contributions have had a profound effect not only on African Americans but on our entire nation. Education was a priority. Mamie Phipps Clark was born 1917 in Hot Springs, ...

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