Connecting youth with leadership opportunities and skills building

Connecting youth with leadership opportunities and skills building

A  New Model of Youth Empowerment

Outright Vermont’s Peer Education Program equips a group of queer-identified high school students with skills and subsequent opportunities to act as advocates, educators, and mentors to Middle School-aged youth predominantly in Chittenden County. In the Fall, Peer Educators spend time building their tools through training and curriculum development, and in the Spring, it’s action time!

What does a Peer Educator do? Peer Educators develop queer education and outreach in middle school classrooms, participate in leadership and facilitation training, act as a non-judgmental, open-minded, educated resource for youth of all identities, and apply their knowledge and skills outside the classroom using innovative techniques they create!

Why join the Outright Vermont Peer Educator Team? We promise to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills through hands-on education experience. This opportunity will give you a better sense of current queer issues, as well as how to be a resource within your own communities. Earn volunteer hours, connect with other queer-identified folks, and impress college admission counselors or employers while doing so with this awesome leadership experience.

Outright Vermont Peer Educators Requirements:

  • Be of high school age (14-18)
  • Be queer identified
  • Be able to make a time and work commitment
  • Able to complete mandatory training hours
  • Have an interest or passion for education, advocacy, and facilitating conversation
  • Have a sense of personal commitment and responsibility
  • Be able to work in a team or group
  • Possess good leadership and communication skills
  • Be respectful or other folks’ identities

If you want to be involved in our education and advocacy efforts, but are unable to commit to this specific program, or are just looking for something else, consider being a part of our Speakers Bureau! Contact our Director of Education at info@outrightvt.org for more information.