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  • 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 ...

  • Posted on January 25th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices -MLK Week

    In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service, we highlighted a few of our volunteers through #MLKWeek, January 15-21, with our #VolunteerVoices series. Read on to hear what they had to say. Monday, January 15— We’re honored to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, his commitment to service and the ...

  • Posted on June 9th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Join PHE Boston’s Volunteer Alumni Committee

    Did you serve as a PHE volunteer health educator, in Boston or another city? We are hard at work creating a network of connected alumni across the country. PHE Boston has created its first official group, the PHE Boston Alumni Community, and selected a leadership council: Rhiannon Pabich (BU 2014, Chair), Jasmine Bland (Tufts 2015, Outreach Committee Leader), Christine Lichwala (BU 2015, Fundraising Committee Leader), Sarah Reed (Tufts 2015, Volunteer Engagement Leader), and Victoria Smith (Northeastern 2014, Alumni Engagement Leader). The PHE Boston Alumni Community aims to strengthen the alumni connection to PHE and each other, support our work to provide effective health education to young people, and provide ...

  • Posted on June 9th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Host Teacher Spotlight: Commander Matthew Sturges

    At PHE Boston, our success teaching ninth grade students about their mental health, sexual health, and substance abuse is dictated not only by our college volunteer health educators, but also by our partners within the school system. We could not do this important work without them! We recently asked Commander Matthew Sturges, teacher at John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Roxbury, for his thoughts on the PHE Boston program: “Peer Health Exchange reaches out and connects with students in a critical time in their life. This is a program that has mentors not much older than the freshmen students themselves. The students listen to these college ...

  • Posted on June 9th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    PHE Boston Congratulates Volunteer Co-Coordinators

    On April 24, 2017, PHE Boston’s college volunteer health educator leaders, the “Co-Coordinators” (or CC’s), celebrated the close of the 2016-2017 academic year with a dinner hosted by PHE Boston Board Member Janet Nahirny in Chestnut Hill, MA. Co-Coordinators are essential to the Peer Health Exchange model, helping organize, train, and lead Boston’s other ...

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