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Healthy Cougars Peer Education

Are you interested in health? Come be a volunteer as a peer educator at the HOPE & Wellness Center!

Healthy Cougars: Peer Advocacy and Wellness Support (PAWS) are a group of student volunteers committed to promoting awareness and advocating health and wellness related issues to the Cal State San Marcos community.

What Healthy Cougars Do:
PEAS provide up-to-date information about health related issues through various programs, workshops, events and presentations, and refer students to appropriate offices and resources on campus as needed. 

Healthy Cougars help organize and staff campus health awareness weeks & outreach such as:

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Sexual Violence
  • Safer Spring Break
  • Sexual Responsibility Week
  • Great American Smoke-Out and moreā€¦

Healthy Cougars serve as student health resource. They act as mentors, leaders, helpers and educators on campus.

Healthy Cougars network with other student organizations/clubs, with other peers, and other peer educators nationally and locally. PEAS have lots of FUN!

Healthy Cougars can become "certified peer educators" through the 16 hours training program. Students who wish to be certified must fill out an online application. Deadline for the Certification Peer Education Program is May 5, 2018.

Volunteers must commit 4-6 hours per month. Committment is one year. 

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Got questions?
Contact: Cathy Nguyen, advisor
(760) 750-4917

Volunteer & Certified Peer Education Application
DUE: May 5, 2018

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HOPE & Wellness Center
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Phone: (760) 750-4917