Fairhope Middle School’s Peer Helper Program
Peer Helpers are chosen based upon completed applications, teacher recommendations, and a screening process by the sponsors, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Perry, and Mrs. Cassagne. Not all students who apply are selected. Peer Helpers may be involved in peer tutoring, mentoring, and other activities as needed. Peer Helpers are chosen in April/May each year, and are trained in August/September. Peer Helpers meet weekly during the school year. Fairhope Middle School's Peer Helper Program is certified by NAPP and funded by the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation.
The FMS Peer Helper Program:
*Promotes positive communication and interactions among the student body
*Facilitates student leadership in bullying prevention
*Provides school activities related to suicide prevention, drug abuse prevention, and youth violence prevention
*Peer Helpers act as school Ambassadors in the community and promote a welcoming spirit of tolerance and commitment to the well being of their peers
*Certified by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals
*Funded by the Jennifer Claire Moore FoundationFairhope Middle School's Peer Helpers for 2023/2024The following students have been selected to serve as Peer Helpers for the 2023/2024 school year:
7th Grade Peer Helpers
Lila Jane Cook
Veda Jane Rowe
8th Grade Peer Helpers
Mary Ella Yokel*
*Denotes 2nd year FMS Peer Helpers.
We hope that students who applied for Peer Helper will keep in mind that there are other leadership opportunities at Fairhope Middle School that are available for interested students. Kiwanis Builders Club is an excellent opportunity to show leadership skills and help others in our community. We encourage all the students who applied for Peer Helper to join Builders Club. Also, students do not have to be Peer Helpers in middle school to apply to be a Peer Helper at Fairhope High School.