Program available to Kalamazoo County youth.
Peer Educators must be enrolled in high school for 20/21 school year (Currently attending grades 8th-11th)
Submit a completed application
Submit the recommendation form from a teacher, counselor or adult mentor.
Must have parent or guardian permission to participate
Must be able to attend full 40hr training program and 80% of bi-monthly school year meetings (we are willing to work with you if there are transportation concerns)
Must come with a commitment to the program, willingness to learn, share your own voice, and openness to ideas and value perspectives other than your own
Demonstrate healthy decision making skills and behaviors while serving as a positive role model for their peers
Time management is very important. Peer educators are expected to make their program participant tasks and duties a priority.
an eagerness to learn about climate change, no background knowledge required
Benefits of being a Peer Educator:
Join a community of youth interested in learning about climate change
Earn a stipend based on hours invested in meeting attendance and peer education
Gain public speaking, empathy and listening skills
Looks great on job and college applications
Gain professional development, leadership and time management skills
Groundwork training in topics related to climate change/action
Network with city, county, state, and national organizations and potential future employers
Application deadline extended to June 26, 2020
Announcement of Acceptance: July 3, 2020
Training week: August 17-22, 10am-5pm Monday - Friday. Friday overnight retreat, thru Saturday @ 12pm
Regular meetings begin Week of September 21, 2020
Submit a recommendation letter from a teacher counselor or adult mentor via email to the program coordinator Ahejl@naturecenter.org
For Questions regarding program and application please contact program coordinator - Amber Hejl at Ahejl@gmail.com
APPLY ONLINE HERE.