Who are the Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leaders?
The WYC Peer Leaders are a group of informed, dependable, open-minded and dedicated Watertown High School students who recognize and accept people for who they are. We are committed to making healthy choices and being positive role models at school and representatives in our community.
What Do We Do?
Peer Leaders work with teachers, students, parents, and community members to create social marketing campaigns, develop and administer surveys, and lead presentations to promote our message and mission of diversity & acceptance, and positive mental health & coping strategies- especially as alternatives to substance use. We run activities, and role model positive behavior; working behind the scenes and out in our community to make a difference. The Peer Leaders oftentimes plan these events, or collaborate on them with a number of community players, including but not limited to: Live Well Watertown, Watertown Community for Black Lives, Watertown Public Schools, Watertown Free Public Library, W2B2(link), 2nd Act, and Minding Your Mind.
Who should I contact?
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a WYC Peer Leader, please contact Christina at Christina_Lupica@waysideyouth.org
Peer Leadership meets weekly after school during the schoolyear. Day & Location TBD per High School Demolition. WYC Peer Leaders also earn community service hours and small stipends for participating in programs and events out in the community.