Peer Counseling

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." --Margaret Mead

Become a Peer Counselor

  • Peer Counselors meet twice a month, on the first and last Wednesday, at 6:30 a.m. in room K-1 (meetingss/times may be adjusted depending on school closures and COVID-19 precautions).
  • Christy Brown and Karly Wardwell are the advisors.
  • Peer Counselors attend one training retreat on campus per year to prepare them with the skills to help others on campus. 
  • Peer Counselors help with: working in the Student Services Office; volunteering in the community; being mentors for younger students; giving "kudos" to teachers; organizing special weeks on campus such as suicide prevention, eating disorders awareness, drug/alcohol prevention; working at special nights such as Back-to-School Night, College Night, Financial Aid Night and many other things on campus that promote peace and happiness.
  • The application time frame is in the three weeks leading up to Thanksgiving break 
  • For students interested in learning counseling skills, there is an additional 5.5 Period class, Piece of Peer Counseing (POPC), that meets on Wednesday mornings with Ms. Lockie. Students must enroll in the 5.5 Period Class at the beginning of each trimester.  These classes earn 5.5 period credits.
For more information on POPC, contact Sherry Lockie - slockie@powayusd.com

Applications

Click here for the PC Info Video!

Any student who has a 2.0 gpa may apply for Peer Counseling in the fall to start in January of the following year.  

For applications, click on the links below.

New Students:
1.  Please read The Program Description
2.  Please read The Ethics of PC
3.  Fill out the application: PC applications for 2021 open on Monday, October 12 and close on October 30.  Click here to submit your application, then sign up for an interview appointment for November 2 or 3 here.  Be sure to check your email for updates after submitting your applications!
4.  Email kwardwell@powayusd.com if you have any questions.
 
Returning PCs:
Fill out the application:  Returning PC Application (Google Doc)

Officers:
F
ill out the application:  PC Officer Application (Google Doc)
 
NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 
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