ACTIVATE a Peer Advocate Crew
as an LPA?
As an LPA your goal is to educate and activate 10% of your peers and trusted adults throughout the course of the school year. We focus on four themed “First Friday” campaigns a year: Go Purple in October to support. Go Orange in February to support Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Go Teal in April to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Go Rainbow in June to support PRIDE month. When just 10% of Gen Z activate to “Uproot Abuse” peers will notice and intolerance of violence becomes visible. With the support of your Regional Director you will create a campaign to take on campus or in your community to generate awareness and active 10%.
What is a
lead peer advocate?
LPA’s are high school student leaders who are passionate about preventing teen dating abuse / sexual violence / domestic violence and promoting healthy relationship skills among peers. LPA’s facilitate education and awareness activities at school and in their local community to remove barriers to help for Gen Z youth, improve the relationship skills of peers, and cultivate a culture of healthy and safe relationships, free of abuse and violence.
Does an LPA get special training?
As an LPA you have the opportunity to complete our "Educate, Advocate, Activate" Peer Advocate Academy training which prepares you to lead the peer to peer awareness, outreach, and education campaigns. Upon completion of the Academy you will have the tools needed to launch a student-led Peer Advocate Crew (PAC) club at school. There will also be meetings throughout the year to support you and your crew.
“I became a Peer Advocate because during and after the presidential election, I realized how much our society was accepting and ignoring violence against women, men, LGBTQIA+ people, and any marginalized groups, and glorifying those who perpetrate them. I want to change the way people think about these issues.”