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  • The New You: Peer Health Advocacy

    Be a leader for better health on campus

    The New You is The New School’s Peer Health Advocacy program, advised by Wellness and Health Promotion staff. Volunteer student leaders with a passion for health develop programs and services for their fellow students. Working with one another and health educators, these peer health advocates (PHAs) receive training in health education, promotion, advocacy, and leadership skills. They may facilitate interactive health education programs in classes, residence halls, public spaces, and online, or develop promotional materials and Web-based applications related to health. Students have opportunities for training in health-related areas of particular interest.

    In addition to the volunteer and stipend options, the Eugene Lang College Internship Program offers students interested in health and well-being the opportunity to participate in The New You. Participants will work with the Eugene Lang College Internship staff to determine credits to be earned.

    Examples of work done recently by PHAs

    • Creating and leading body positivity support groups and social events
    • Starting a collective called Sex-E with the mission of spreading Radical Sex Education
    • Starting What's the Tea, a weekly drop-in for the LGBTQIAGNC student community
    • Leading stress management and emotional wellness events with music, acupressure, food, and massage

    PHA training is offered once a year in the fall term. Fall 2014 training dates will be September 26-28, 2014. To apply, submit the online application form. For more information, contact us at wellness@newschool.edu.

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