Training Team 4 Peers
What is peer education?
It’s Empowering girls to empower their peers.
4 (peer education) is Girlguiding’s innovative programme that trains members of the Senior Section to empower themselves and others to make a difference in the lives of girls throughout the UK.
Peer Educators are 14 to 26-year-olds who help Brownies, Guides and Senior Section think and talk about issues that are important to them. As young people, they use their own experience to bring the subject to life.
Being girl-led makes all the difference. It works because girls are eager to listen to their peers who share similar life experiences.
Our Peer Educators run fun, safe and challenging sessions which we develop with expert partners. They can deliver sessions on:
- Free Being Me – developed with WAGGGS and the Dove Self-Esteem Project to grow girls’ body confidence and self-esteem.
- Healthy Relationships – developed with AVA and Women’s Aid. Helps Brownies to be good and safe friends, and helps Guides and The Senior Section to tell whether a romantic relationship is healthy.
- Youth Health – developed with the Department of Health, which empowers Guides and members of The Senior Section to make their own decisions about alcohol, smoking, drugs and sex.
How to book a peer educator for your unit
We now have growing number of peer educators in Staffordshire. If you would like to request a peer educator visits your unit please contact our County Training Coordinator who will help you to arrange this. The travel expenses of the peer education will need to be covered by the unit.