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Become a Peer Student Leader

The Peer2Peer program provides the opportunity to assist fellow students. Here's a look at the ways you can get involved.

Peer Student Leader Opportunities

Peer Advocates

Peer Advocates facilitate weekly Peer Support Groups on campus, focusing on a variety of social and academic topics and provide education on strategies for success. As a Peer Advocate, you listen to and support your peers by allowing a safe space for students to discuss challenges that they face.

WHO THEY ARE

Peer Advocates are enthusiastic and committed students who are prepared to share their lived experiences adjusting to the social and academic setting at Montgomery College with other students in a group setting. Peer Advocates have successfully dealt with the challenges of acclimating to community college culture and can help educate their peers on strategies for success.

In addition, Peer Advocates:

  • Are currently enrolled at Montgomery College
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed at least two semesters

Benefits

As a Peer Advocate, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop communication and group facilitation skills
  • Get topical training experiences (stress management, health and wellness, conflict resolution, etc.)
  • Gain leadership training & work experience
  • Earn biweekly pay for hours served

HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Apply  by submitting the Peer2Peer Application, along with two references. 

Peer Educators

Peer Educators promote safety, awareness, and education to fellow students and the College community. As a Peer Educator, you will facilitate workshops and lead discussions with other students about social issues that impact college students.  Subjects include maintaining healthy relationships, HIV awareness, conflict resolution, stress management, mental health, and understanding consent and sexual assault. 

Who They Are

Peer Educators are skilled communicators who enjoy making presentations before their peers on topics of concern to college students.

In addition, they:

  • Have completed at least one semester (at least 6 credits) at MC
  • Are enrolled for at least six credits for the semester in which they will work as a Peer Educator
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Benefits

Being a Peer Educator offers you the opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Learn about topics relating to mental health, preventing sexual assault, substance/alcohol abuse, and healthy relationships.
  • Get involved on campus and meet fellow students
  • Become a certified peer educator
  • Earn biweekly pay for hours served

How You Can Make a Difference

Apply  by submitting the Peer2Peer Application, along with two references. 

Peer Navigators

Peer Navigators support their peers in the battle against food and basic needs insecurities. They aid in the SHaW Center’s Health, Human Services, and Nutrition programming providing support for the Mobile Markets, food pantries, other Fuel for Success Food Campaign Initiatives, educational programs, and other initiatives.

Who They Are

Peer Navigators are leaders committed to supporting their peers and helping to ensure they have access to the resources they need to combat the challenges they are facing.

In addition, Peer Navigators:

  • Are currently enrolled at Montgomery College
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills
  • Energetic, friendly, and approachable
  • Able to lift 50 pounds

Benefits

As a Peer Navigator, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Get involved on campus and meet peers
  • Develop career readiness skills through paid training
  • Earn biweekly pay for hours served

How You Can Make a Difference

Apply  by submitting the Peer2Peer Application, along with two references. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about the Peer2Peer program:

Typically, recruitment for students to serve in the Peer2Peer Program is March-May for the fall and October-December for the spring.  Please contact the respective Peer2Peer Coordinator for details.
All peer student leaders have a program training once per semester.  Additionally, they have specific training and meetings with their coordinator based on their position monthly.
MC’s mental health coordinator and professionals from local agencies who work closely with MC students to train Peer Educators.  Each academic year, they receive training on topics concerning college students such as mental health, drug use/prevention, healthy relationships, effective communication, and sexual assault awareness. Every fall, Peer Educators are certified through NASPA’s Peer Educator Training Program.
Peer Navigators are “Health Champions” and know the true meaning of “Raptorspitality”. They aid in the SHaW Center’s Health, Human Services, and Nutrition programming providing support for the Mobile Markets, food pantries, other Fuel for Success Food Initiatives, educational programs, and other initiatives. Peer Navigators inform their peers about lifestyle and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner.
All student positions in the Peer2Peer Program are excellent opportunities to get involved, build leadership skills and employment opportunities. If you need assistance in deciding which role suits you, please contact Angela Dawsonnew window.  Dr. Dawson will be happy to speak with you further.
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