As part of a new program called the Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) project, HCC is setting up a peer education program.

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Harford Community College has an exciting opportunity for students and employees on campus who are passionate about helping others. As part of a new program called the Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) project, HCC is setting up a peer education program. We will be hiring four students to facilitate presentations about how to take action to prevent intimate partner violence (i.e., sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking) in our community.

Peer educators will go through a rigorous training program, participate in social media campaigns and discussions with students, faculty and staff, assist with programming and marketing the Peer Education program, complete reflective journaling exercises and mobilize others to help promote a campus culture to one of helping, sexual respect, support, safety, and compassion.

Peer educators are paid positions that will allow students to: develop leadership skills, increase their ability to do presentations and facilitate discussions, learn about campus and community resources, prepare to be a peer educator or Resident Assistant at a 4-year college, and help their peers. In addition, this experience will provide an amazing resume credit.

The jobs have been posted and interested students can review the position and apply on the Peer Educator page.

For more information, check out our recruiting video below.

Peer education presentations will begin in Spring 2020. We will be reaching out to instructors so they can sign up to have these presentations in their classes and will involve them in additional prevention measures.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Dawn Volkart at dvolkart@harford.edu.

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