Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco is looking for 7-8 dedicated and responsible young men to become Peer Educators on community and cultural engagement. The Jovenes Education and Empowerment Program (JEEP) training meets on Mondays and Thursday from 4-7pm.
What would the Peer Educators have to do?
- Attend 6 month of training on Violence Prevention, Manhood, Community Advocacy, Cultural Enrichment and Youth Employment.
- Participate in one-on-one counseling and case management with onsite counselors
- Present 1-hour educational workshops in community organizations such as schools, health clinics, or conferences.
- Commit to the program in its ENTIRITY
DO the Peer Educators get PAID?
Yes, you will receive a stipend at the end of the training on completion. You need to come to the meetings and presentations in order to get paid. Anyone who doesn’t show up to the required meetings and events (with out permissions from the facilitator) may be asked to leave the program and will not get paid. You will also receive a monthly youth clipper card/fast pass for every month that is completed.
Where will the Peer Educators meet?
All Trainings will be in the Horizons Building at 440 Potrero Ave @ 17th street.
Exactly what will the Peer Educators be doing?
The trainings will cover a wide range of topics including:
- Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Violence
- Healthy and Unhealthy Love
- Cycle of Violence
- Gender Roles and Stereotypes
- Redefining Manhood/breaking the cycle
- Becoming allies
- Community violence
- Youth activism and change
- Historical relevance
Source: Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, September 11, 2012