What is Peer Helping?
Peer Helping is a variety of supportive services initiated by peers of elementary, middle, and high school students in diverse settings. Peer Helpers are young people who are trained and supervised by professionals who adhere to ethics and standards of The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation.
Peer Helper students are taught a set of core skills that empower them to assist fellow students with emotional, societal, behavioral, and educational challenges they face in day-to-day life. The 17-week course is an accredited elective for Middle and High School students. If the course is not offered, Peer Helping can be a club as it is in Intermediate and Elementary schools. The program covers several of the issues that affect our youth today such as: bullying, parental divorce, body image, family sickness, grief and coping, and depression.