Peer Advisor



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A Peer Advisor is an individual, often a student, who provides guidance, support, and mentorship to their peers in various settings, such as school, events, and GFAC programs. Peer Advisors share their knowledge, experiences, and insights to help others navigate academic, personal, or professional challenges. They serve as role models, offering assistance and encouragement to their peers to achieve their goals, make informed decisions, and overcome obstacles.

Peer Advisors play a crucial role in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals can learn from each other and thrive together. They play a crucial role in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals can learn from each other, thrive together, and connect through offline and online interactions.

Peer Advisors in this cohort receive a monthly stipend.

Outreach Cohort

This cohort is closed at this time.

Our Peer Advisor program officially launched this year and started with a cohort of five girls ready to learn more about communications and community engagement. Girls in this program earn a stipend for their work as ambassadors in the community and their schools and contributors to the GFAC Communications team.

Our Peer Advisors help us recruit more participants and share information about the exciting things happening at Girls For A Change. Additionally, they work alongside our Communications Director and Development Director to create content for social media, fundraising campaigns, and other communications. This program is designed to refine leadership, communication, community engagement, time management, and public speaking skills.

Restore Cohort

The Peer Advisor Restore cohort is centered on wellness and healing - two things desperately needed in our schools and communities. This new cohort will learn how to strengthen their own self-care practice and simultaneously use it to engage in the movement of community care. All participants will have the opportunity to receive a certification that acknowledges their completion of the program in partnership with BareSOUL Yoga & Wellness. Once certified, Peer Advisors will have opportunities to facilitate healing circles in their communities.

This empowering program is particularly beneficial for those aspiring to social work or mental health careers, as it provides valuable, real-world experience in these fields. Structured with one Saturday meeting per month and two immersive overnight sessions, the cohort offers participants the chance to earn certifications from BareSOUL Yoga and Mental Health First Aid CPR training. Upon completion, certified Peer Advisors are equipped to lead healing circles, bringing their newfound knowledge and skills to benefit their communities directly. Upon receiving their certification, Peer Advisors will have opportunities to earn a stipend and facilitate healing circles in their communities.


  • Nurturing Mental Well-Being: Focused on developing strong self-care practices and embedding the ethos of community care.
  • Career Pathways: Particularly beneficial for those aspiring to careers in social work or mental health, providing real-world experience.
  • Skill Development: Enables participants to lead healing circles, applying their knowledge and skills directly in their communities.
  • Certification and Opportunities: Post-completion, certified Peer Advisors can earn a stipend and facilitate healing circles in their communities, enhancing their professional and personal development.
  • Community Impact: Trained advisors can bring significant benefits to their communities through their leadership in healing circles.
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  • Saturday, December 16 @ The Well Collective: 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • Saturday, January 20 @ The Well Collective: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday, February 2- Sunday, February 3 @ Gloucester Institute (Retreat)
  • March: Field Training at multiple middle schools (dates and times will vary)
  • Saturday, April 20 @ The Well Collective: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • May: Mental Health & First Aid Training (Date and Time tentative)
  • June: End-of-program retreat (Date TBD
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