Peer Education Program

Are you age 14-19 AND interested in educating your friends about safer sex and reducing teen pregnancies? Do you need community service hours for graduation?

Join the Peer Education Program!

What is The Peer Education Program?

The Peer Education Program uses the natural leadership skills of teens to educate their peers and communities about healthy relationships, responsible sexual behaviors, and general reproductive health. Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio is looking for mature, dedicated, teen men and women to be change agents in the Toledo, Cleveland, and Columbus areas. If that’s you, please click on the appropriate link and complete the application!

Interested in applying to the Peer Education Program? Click on the link that matches where you live:

Cleveland area
Columbus (Franklin County) area
Toledo area

The goals of the Peer Education program are to:

  • Reduce the number of teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) throughout Ohio
  • Promote healthy decision making by providing teens the accurate information to responsibly manage their health
  • Strengthen young men and women’s self confidence
  • Empower young women and men to be leaders

In the past, peer educators have enjoyed exciting opportunities such as:

  • Traveling to Washington, D. C.
  • Team building activities at the Program Retreat, Natural Museum of Art, and COSI
  • Attending community festivals like PRIDE, ComFest, Gay Games, and Cap City Nights Festivals
  • Meeting other peer educators from across the country

Peer Educators are trained on topics such as:

  • Building Leadership Skills
  • Refusal and Negotiation Skills
  • Reproductive Anatomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)
  • Birth Control
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • LGTBQ Cultural Competency

4 stipends totaling $400 will be awarded each participant as requirements of the program are completed throughout the year.

For more information about the program, please contact Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio at 614-224-2235 or email:

Columbus: peereducation@ppoh.org
Cleveland: clepeereducation@ppoh.org
Toledo: tolpeereducation@ppoh.org

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