PEER EDUCATORS (PEERsuaders)
A group of high school-aged students, ages 14-19 who reside in across Metro Atlanta counties in Georgia. They are trained as peer educators by MTCI’s Peer Manager to facilitate interactive, marriage appreciation, health and wellness educational presentations among other student groups and throughout communities that we serve, as well as youth across Georgia in accordance with the Healthy Marriage Initiative Demonstration Grant 93.086. The will help teens internalize the values presented ~ not just hear the information, not just intellectually process the information ~ but take ownership of the material and put it into practice in their own lives. Peer educators will drive all community events and reinforce the lessons taught in the classroom.
The MATURE PEERsuaders ...
The avenue that is utilized to enhance the healthy relationship, healthy marriage message. Peer Education employs high school students as MTCI ambassadors. These students don’t just hear the message, but the HEAR the message, internalize the message and apply the message to their own lives and relationships. They then help their peers to be able to do the same. These student ambassadors are called MATURE PEERsuaders.