Peer Educator

imagePeer Educators are trained young adults ages 18-24 years old whose mission is to educate and inform peers about risky behaviors.

“The Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Partnerships with Community-Based Organizations (CBO) grant program supports substance use prevention education and testing to equip and empower minority serving institutions located in American communities at the highest risk of substance abuse and HIV and hepatitis C infections. The program supports evidence-based methodologies to increase access to comprehensive, integrated substance use and HIV and hepatitis C prevention services.

imageThe program aims to prevent and/or reduce substance use as a risk factor for the transmission of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis among African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native young adult populations (ages 18 to 24) on Minority Serving Institution campuses.” Peer Educators will support this effort by increasing knowledge and changing attitudes about alcohol, drug use and engaging in risky sexual behavior.