Peer Health Educator Program

A project by: Samantha Smith

pledged of $3,000 target

This project did not reach its target.

Helping students and our campus in the journey of well-being

Who We Are

The University Health Services Peer Health Educators have been a long standing student leadership opportunity that has propelled the academic journeys and careers for its past members. Since the early 1990s, University Health Services has offered this experiential learning opportunity to hundreds of Retrievers. Being a Peer provides students with the ability to gain experience in health and well-being, developing public health initiatives, group facilitation, and health communications.

What We Do

The Peer program also provides students with ability to become leaders at UMBC, to make new friends, and to change our UMBC community for the better. Through trainings, skill development, and creativity, Peer Health Educators help students on our campus increase their health and well-being. Each year Peers facilitate 70-80 programs to students, including student organizations, that cover topics such as mental, physical, and sexual health.

How You Can Help

Through past support, the Peer Health Educator program has been able to provide training retreats, additional professional development resources for Peers, and additional resources to Peers for developing programs.

Through your thoughtful giving today, Peer Health Educators will be able to do the following:

  • receive more robust training opportunities and materials,
  • obtain resources for program and initiative development and implementation,
  • increase the number of students admitted to the program, and
  • participate in additional professional development opportunities.

Keep Up With Us

To find out more information about the Peer Health Educators, please check out all of our social media pages and our website:

Thanks for your Support

Your donation is greatly appreciated as well as spreading the word about the great work of the Peer Health Educators goes a long way, too. Furthermore, please encourage students that you may know to apply to become Peer Health Educators in the future. Thank you for your support!

All funds raised are administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.