These students will enroll in the Teen PEP course during the following September.Students are enthusiastic, responsible leaders who are representative of the student body of the school.Peer educators facilitate prevention outreach workshops for their peers, parents and community, and commit to being positive role models and sexual health advocates for youth.
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Just prior to the second program year, the newly-selected Teen PEP peer educators and their Faculty advisors take part in a three-day retreat that marks the beginning of the Teen PEP school year.
During this retreat peer educators and advisors participate in activities that are designed to assist them in developing a cohesive, working team that they need to become prior to embarking on the learning experiences that are part of the Teen PEP curriculum.
Each new Teen PEP school assembles a stakeholder team to oversee the Teen PEP planning and implementation process.
The primary tasks addressed during the planning year include: developing stakeholder teams, selecting faculty advisors to coordinate the program and team-teach the Teen PEP course, training faculty advisor teams, gaining support from school administration and the surrounding community, obtaining course curriculum approval, scheduling the Teen PEP course, and selecting peer educators.
At least one advisor must have prior training in the area of teen sexual health.
Should the Teen PEP course be offered as an alternate health course, one advisor must be a New Jersey certified health teacher.
Stakeholder Teams include the school principal, another administrator from the school district’s central administration office, one health educator, a pupil support personnel (e.g.
guidance counselor, SAC, school psychologist), two parent representatives, one community representative, and two student representatives.
The workshops that Teen PEP peer educators facilitate are presented to freshmen and/or sophomore students, to parents, and to appropriate audiences identified by each school’s Teen PEP stakeholder team.