The Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring a student-led, pilot peer-to-peer coaching program for high school and college students. We are looking for students to join the circles for which we already have leaders. This is a great leadership development opportunity for all and will deepen problem-solving, teamwork, inquiry, empathy and reflective skills.
Circles will use a proven, structured peer coaching method to help circle members with their current challenges, questions, or priorities. Each circle will meet four times in July-August, 60-90 minutes. This is not therapy, so clinical issues like severe anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations or OCD are beyond the scope of this program. That said, peer circle leaders and their adult mentors will be trained to spot these issues and connect peers with other great counseling and mentoring resources.
If you or somebody you know is a high school junior/senior or college student interested in participating in a circle, contact Adriano at 703-477-4254, Camillo at 703-401-8471. *Deadline is July 1* If you are a parent and would like more info call Valerie Lingeman, at 202-276-6116.