CNU SERVICE CLUBS
Contact: Kara Stokke
A SAFE PLACE FOR EVERYONE
Peer Education is a Community Outreach Program that develops a "safe place" at Christopher Newport University. In Peer Education (Peer-Ed), students are free from judgement, stigmas, and all other social constructs. Within this environment, students are trained as Peer Educators to make positive differences in the lives of others within their community. In this training process, students continually learn extensively about themselves as well as others in the group in a personal environment.
To solidify the training of the Peer Educators, the group travels to the local elementary, middle, and high schools within the area to teach the students about love, acceptance, how to be a good friend, anti-bullying, values, family, relationships, communication, and so much more. Truly making it a community outreach program.
BETTER THE COMMUNITY
Our ultimate goal with this program is to give students a safe place to discuss anything and everything they need, while also making a positive difference in their community. Through these schools trips and trainings, we believe we can help students see the value in life, combat social constructs, overcome depression/anxiety , and negative behaviors.