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    • Posted on May 27th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      A Message to the Class of 2020

      There was no ceremony, no stage to walk across and no applause to hear. I couldn’t see my friends or hear any final goodbyes. While we made the effort to simulate a graduation ceremony at my home: walking down a set of stairs with music playing and my mom handing me a card that ...

    • Posted on October 31st, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Volunteer Voices—How is race important to youth health?

      If you missed part 1 of our blog series, “Recruiting a more inclusive and diverse volunteer corps”— which discusses lessons learned in updating our volunteer application— CLICK HERE. Read on for a powerful example from one of our applicants and now Chicago volunteer Jorge Mendez. Application Question: Our approach unapologetically starts with race because we ...

    • Posted on June 20th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Volunteer Voices: Audrey Chapman

      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: Audrey Chapman Pronouns in use: She/Her College/ University: UC Berkeley Major: Linguistics What have you gained and/or learned from volunteering at Peer Health Exchange? Peer Health Exchange ignited my ...

    • Posted on June 7th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Volunteer Voices: Danielle Grubb

        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: Danielle Grubb Pronouns in use: she/her/hers College/ University: University of Chicago Major: Gender & Sexuality Studies What have you gained and/or learned from volunteering at Peer Health ...

    • Posted on May 17th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      The normalization of binge drinking supports unhealthy behavior

          “On Fridays, I teach a class of freshman girls at Lake View High School about healthy decision-making as a peer health educator for Peer Health Exchange. We address topics like sexual assault, alcohol abuse, and healthy communication. Being a peer health educator is one of my favorite activities on this campus, but ...

    • 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 March 29th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Volunteer Voices: Mykel Hickman

      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. Name: Mykel Hickman College/ University: California State University, Dominguez Hills Major: Criminal Justice Administration Why did you decide to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange? I chose to volunteer ...

    • Posted on March 28th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Volunteer Voices: Elissa Moody

      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: University of Chicago Major: Psychology Why did you decide to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange? My friend told me about how she was involved in Peer ...

    • Posted on March 27th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

      Volunteer Voices: Jennifer Sarabia

      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: The University of Chicago Major: Anthropology/Pre-med Why did you decide to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange? I decided to join Peer Health Exchange as a way ...

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