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  • 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 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 July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange partnering with Boston Children’s Hospital to expand reach

    Peer Health Exchange Boston is thrilled to announce it has received $75,000 over three years from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. The grant to Peer Health Exchange is part of Boston Children’s Hospital’s distribution of $5 million to 16 funded partners through its Collaboration for Community Health. This distribution is a portion of ...

  • Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Boston Engages Community

    Spring at Peer Health Exchange Boston has been all about engaging community: in our partner high schools, college chapters, and the Boston area. Led by members of our Alumni Council, we held Career Development Events (CDEs) at each chapter, and two current Northeastern volunteers planned the second annual “Spring into Wellness” health fair for ...

  • Posted on November 9th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange’s Paint the Town Orange amplifies volunteer voices

    Nearly 200 philanthropic, education, and youth advocate leaders celebrated Peer Health Exchange’s annual benefit Paint the Town Orange, November 8, in support of the organization’s work to advance health equity and improve health outcomes for young people in the greater Boston community. The event held at We Work South Station, also marked Peer Health ...

  • Posted on October 4th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Run the Boston Marathon with Peer Health Exchange!

    Are you or someone you know interested in running the Boston marathon as a sponsored runner for Peer Health Exchange? Peer Health Exchange is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Boston Marathon® Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1,000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the ...

  • 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 February 27th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Boston chosen for innovative partnership

    Peer Health Exchange Boston has been selected by Boston Public Schools Partnership Fund to be a member of their opportunity portfolio for the upcoming school year. The opportunity portfolio is a catalog of vetted organizations who can partner with Boston Public Schools in a way that allows the schools to choose and fund the partners that best meet the needs ...

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