Teen Prevention Education Program
“The Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP) is an evidence-based, school-based, comprehensive sexual health program that utilizes peer-to-peer education to increase students’ knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors associated with healthy decision-making. High school juniors and seniors serve as peer educators who conduct a series of structured workshops for groups of younger peers, faculty, and family members designed to reduce risk factors for sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unintended pregnancy, while simultaneously enhancing protective factors against these issues. These peer educators are simultaneously enrolled in a daily, for-credit, year-long leadership course taught by school faculty during regular school hours.” –Supportiveschools.org
In Vance County Teen PEP is led by two of our Health Educators, Nakia Martin-Wright and Shante Speed, who implement the program at Vance County High School. In the last year, Teen PEP here in Vance County has been recognized as 1 of 2 programs in North Carolina that has been awarded certification in the state. The student leaders involved in the program now have the opportunity, once requirements are met, to receive recognition as certified peer educators. This official recognition can be included in college applications, resumes, and more. Certified peer educators will also receive an honor cord at their graduation.
Teen PEP recruits students who are interested in serving their school and communities as peer educators and role models once per semester. Interested students will need to complete an application along with both a group and individual interview to be considered. Applications will be made available at Vance County High School to access has hard copies and electronically once the recruitment process has started.
To stay connected with Teen PEP and all of our upcoming events and future recruitment, please follow us on FaceBook at “Teen PEP Vance County” and Instagram “@teenpepvanceco”
Do you want to be a part of the 2018-2019 Community Health Assessment? Are you a resident of Vance or Granville County? Are you interested in sharing your experiences, successes, and challenges as a resident in this community? You have two opportunities to let your voice be heard! Tuesday October 16, 2018; 5:30 p.m. t0 7:30 p.m. at Perry Memorial Library in Henderson, NC or Thursday October 25, 2018 ; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Granville County Expo Center * light refreshments will be served, registration suggested but not required*! CLICK HERE–> Community Health Forums in Granville and Vance Counties
For more information please contact:
Nakia Martin-Wright, BSPH, CHES Shante Speed, BSPH Teen PEP Coordinator Teen PEP Co-Facilitator 919-690-2106 252-492-7915 ext 267 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org