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  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    NYC Summer Roundup: Partnerships, Evaluations, and Quiz for a Cause

    NYC’s Impact The NYC team is currently rounding out the end of the year by finalizing partnership renewals in order to prepare for relaunching programming in the Fall. This year alone, NYC has been able to reach over 6200 students in 53 high schools. We’ve delivered over 3000 workshops in 53 high school partners. ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange joins coalition set on changing sex ed policy

    We are excited to announce that Peer Health Exchange NYC has joined the first cohort of the Sex Education Policy Action Council (SEPAC). Led by SIECUS, the Sex Education Policy Action Council is a brand-new initiative to build the power of state and local advocates actively working together to advance comprehensive sex education. In line ...

  • Posted on December 14th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange’s Public Statement Denouncing White Supremacist Remarks at Barnard College-Columbia University

    Peer Health Exchange joins our voice with the many across Columbia University and the country who have denounced the white supremacist remarks made by a white student targeting and berating groups of students of color, primarily Black women, December 9. Barnard has since banned him from its campus, according to a statement released early ...

  • 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 25th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Brennan O’Rourke

    June marks Pride Month and in celebration, we’re highlighting a few of our LGBTQ+ volunteers and their commitment to young people and Peer Health Exchange’s mission. Name: Brennan O’Rourke Pronouns in use: They/Them College/ University: New York University Major: Dramatizing Justice What have you gained or learned from volunteering at Peer Health Exchange? One of the ...

  • Posted on March 30th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Sol-Marie Quintero

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re showcasing a few of our volunteers this week and their commitment to young people and Peer Health Exchange’s mission. College/ University: Hunter College Major: Biology Why did you decide to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange? I decided to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange because it would give ...

  • Posted on February 8th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    New York’s ‘A Night Out for Health’ highlights the power of youth voice

    More than 200 friends, donors, volunteers and staff joined our New York site for A Night Out for Health at Housing Works Café and Bookstore February 6. The inspiring evening raised funds to support New York’s reach, which serves almost six thousand ninth graders who would not otherwise have any health education. Young people like ...

  • 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 July 14th, 2017 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    New York Alumni Council Roundtable: Part I

    On a recent Friday night, three Peer Health Exchange alumni from our New York City site gathered for a roundtable discussion about all things PHE. Karina, Faiyaz, and Maverick aren’t just any alumni, though: Maverick James is a founding co-chair of the PHE NYC Alumni Council and, having stepped down in June, elevated Karina ...

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