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  • Posted on December 29th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange LA Welcomes New Board Members

    Peer Health Exchange Los Angeles is thrilled to welcome two new members to our L.A. Board. Catherine Gretch, a lawyer and former teacher, brings to the board an understanding of startups and Fortune 500 corporations. Whitney Showler, a therapist and operations expert, has worked with young people and families in various capacities. Please read ...

  • Posted on December 19th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago diversifies volunteer corps while expanding high school partnerships

    Peer Health Exchange Chicago has made meaningful progress towards ensuring our volunteer corps is more reflective of the high school students and communities we serve. Specifically, for the 2018-2019 program year, 11 percent of our volunteers identify as Black and 12 percent identify as Latinx, exceeding our goal of 10 percent identifying as Black and ...

  • 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 December 12th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange’s Public Statement on Threats of Violence at CSUN

    In light of hate-filled threats of violence at California State University, Northridge this week, Peer Health Exchange joins its college leaders, CSUN chapter and leadership council in reaffirming our commitment to ensure the safety, physical and mental well-being of students on campus. We vehemently denounce these messages of hate and violence, and want our CSUN community ...

  • 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 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 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 ...

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