Peer Helpers

    When young people have problems, they are far more likely to discuss them with their friends rather than their parents, teachers, ministers, or other caregivers. Social media enables young people to share life-changing events with strangers without ever talking to someone within their own homes. To equip young people to act as a resource to help other youth with the issues they face, the concept of "peer helping" was developed. Peer Helpers are students who are trained to recognize when their peers may have a problem, listen to fellow students confidentially and assist thm with emotional, societal, or academic struggles.

    Foley Elementary School's Fourth Grade Peer Helpers are hard at work greeting students as they arrive at school, walking them to their classrooms, and comforting those who are scared or nervous. At Foley Elementary School, everyone is important and everyone belongs!