Wellness Peer Education Program

The Wellness Peer Education program provides an opportunity for students to promote healthy choices among fellow students and contribute to the well-being of the Lake Forest College community, while also gaining valuable career skills, particularly for students interested in the helping professions. 

The Health and Wellness Center is offering students an opportunity to get involved with Wellness-related programs on campus: 
 A Wellness Peer Educator is a paid position that will require 4 to 8 hours per week.  Two positions are available.  Responsibilities for Wellness Peer Educators include:
  • Arrange schedule to be able to attend a) two training seminars b) monthly seminars about Wellness-related topics (i.e., alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, etc.), and c) regular mentorship meetings with staff members of the Health and Wellness Center

  • Allot 4-8 hours per week to be working on researching, prepping, or implementing programs to the campus community or other duties to improve and maintain the effectiveness of the Wellness Peer Educator program, as assigned by the Health and Wellness Center staff

  • Present programs in a professional, responsible manner

  • Maintain confidentiality
Benefits of being a Wellness Peer Educator:
  • Learn foundational skills in peer education and community health promotion

  • Receive mentorship and training in a particular focus area from a professional in that field

  • Learn creative strategies for presenting health and wellness information and encouraging behavior that benefits personal and community well-being

  • Strengthen leadership skills through initiating prevention programs and other efforts to improve the well-being of the Lake Forest College Community

  • Obtain experience in planning, organizing, and presenting a variety of programs that will be applicable in many types of future employment, graduate school, or professional licensure.

     

    Training for the Wellness Peer Education program will begin in early Fall 2015, so please send in your application as soon as possible.  

     

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Ed Neumann at (847) 735-5241 or neumann@lakeforest.edu.

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