With support from a Pennsylvania Department of Education “It’s On Us” grant, several students were trained to serve as peer educators by participating in the Healthy Relationships course and then attending a training retreat. These student leaders then presented to freshmen in First Year Seminar sessions about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and the importance of values, communication and respect.
Assessment of this effort included appreciative comments from the freshmen:
“Great presentation that will stick with me for years, and I'm glad I was able to participate; it was a life changing conversation.”
“This was really eye-opening and good for evaluating relationships. The emphasis on self-worth was great and relatable to our age group.”
“Lots of valuable insight into my own relationship and personal improvements I could make.”
“I really needed to hear this right now. It brought some extremely important issues in my own relationship to my attention.”
“Very informative. I didn't know who I could talk to before this session, but now I know what resources are available.”