Name of Engagement
REACH Peer Educators
Dr. Lee Ward Director, University Health Center 540-568-3835
Students in the REACH (Reality Educators Advocating for Campus Health) peer educator program developed content area and facilitation skills with respect to health topics, and used these skills to present to student groups in a variety of academic and out-of-class settings. Specifically, REACH educators teach segments of KIN100 in the General Education program. All REACH educators are enrolled in UNST307 - Health Facilitation. These students regularly are selected to present at national conferences.
Involves Faculty, Involves Students
Each academic year
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Primary Focus of Program
Health and Healthcare
Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution
The peer educators learn important concepts about health and facilitation, and gain valuable experience as educators/facilitators. The students in KIN100 and other settings learn about relevant and timely health topics that affect college students.
Areas of Engagement