I love my peer helpers; however, I don't think that I always give them the recognition they deserve. This year, I am going to change this by giving them their own week of recognition. If you have a peer helper program, you have an opportunity to show off your program as well!! The National Association of Peer Program Professionals has designated the week of March 23-27 as National Peer Helper Week!!
National Peer Helper Week
To help with your week's activities, NAPPP has created a kit that you can download on their website. Here are some of the items included in the kit:
- Sample proclamation
- National Peer Helper Week logo
- Sample media posts
- Suggested activities including: create/wear a peer helper t-shirt, develop a video about your program, hold a ceremony, throw a party, or host special event
- Sample ceremony script
A few ideas from Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation:
"I Am Me" - Bullying Awareness Video from Bay Minette Middle School in Bay Minette, AL.
Peer Helper Jubliee - Over 1000 students met at a local theater to talk about learn how to identify bullying.
Please feel free to share your ideas!!