“The myriad situations that I have experienced while leading and participating in student organizations have provided me with many friendships and fostered a deeper understanding of the complexities of effective communication. As a leader, I have facilitated the diffusion of ideas by catalyzing activities for diverse populations.”
Peer Leaders are a select and incredible group of UC students who serve as mentors to current members in RAPP intensives. Peer Leaders in the 9-month RAPP have previously completed a RAPP year and return for a second with a new group; Peer Leaders in Accelerating Racial Justice have either completed a RAPP intensive or a similar experience in another program.
Peer Leaders largely identify their own goals for what they'd like to get out of the process and what they'd like to do in the year. Some Peer Leaders work on developing facilitation skills, others focus on helping RAPPers build relationships, and still others focus on supporting others through challenging points and more.
Peer Leaders participate in initial and on-going training to support their experience and development. They are also usually recognized for their work with the RAPP Social Justice Peer Educator certificate.
Peer Leaders are selected in late spring throug the application process for formal leadership positions and must meet three criteria:
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Peer Leader, contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.556.6119. To apply to become a Peer Leader, please check out the Be a RAPP Leader page.