PEEPS: Peer. Empower. Empathize. Promote Meaningful Connections. Support.
Once selected into this student leadership group, students complete
nearly a year of weekly training with a school counselor before they can
officially be a PEEP. Training includes skills such as active
listening, conflict resolution, emotional literacy training as well as
increased awareness in identifying others who may be suffering from
anxiety, depression, or homesickness.
In its essence a PEEPS is a peer counselor but they are also a peer
mentor, mediator, educator, and coach. As a group the PEEPS strive to
impact the culture of the school to help ensure a community that is
accepting, caring, compassionate, tolerant, and accepting of others.
Additionally PEEPS strive to target and address any school wide trends
of issues that may arise that are social or emotional in nature such as
bullying, body image, or stress management.