What is a TERA Peer Educator?
TERA Program Application
TERA utilizes high school students as “Peer Educators.” The Peer Educators (PEs) present an educational program on:
- Healthy relationships
- The dynamics and prevention of abusive relationships
- The available support services
The purpose of the TERA Peer Educator position is to educate youth in the St. Vrain Valley School District and in the community about healthy relationships and the dynamics and prevention of relationship abuse among teens. The Peer Educators do this by giving presentations (in groups of 2-3) to students in middle school and high school classrooms and at community events.
As volunteers for Safe Shelter, Peer Educators have the opportunity to build their resumes, earn community service credits, gain letters of recommendation, and be awarded tokens of appreciation.
To be considered, applicants must,
- Be able to make a commitment to the TERA Program from August through the end of the school year, attend all trainings, and attend at least half of the monthly meetings.
- Not currently be involved in an abusive relationship.
- Be at least freshmen in high school in the St. Vrain Valley School District.
- Have a dedicated interest in creating positive social change by spreading awareness about TDA.
- Be committed to using non-violent behaviors and speech in their personal life.
- Model respect in their everyday life through non-judgmental words and actions.