Helping Youth Cope with Day to Day Life
ABOUT PEER HELPER PROGRAMS
Statistics show that when a young person has an issue, generally he or she will talk to a peer first, even before a teacher or parent. The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation is a non-profit corporation that provides training, funding and support for Peer Helper programs in all 42 public schools and two private systems in Baldwin County, Alabama. Local educators teach, prepare and lead student Peer Helpers, who act as tutors, mentors, mediators and friends to their fellow students.
Since 1998, thousands of Baldwin County students have been positively impacted by Peer Helpers, who confidentially assist their fellow students and address issues including academic struggles and the prevention of bullying/cyberbullying, suicide, dropout, substance abuse, social isolation, and a host of other issues. We are honored by the service of the hundreds of young people who serve as Peer Helpers and the educators who lead them as Peer Program Coordinators
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CO-FOUNDERDear Friends,
Peer Helpers are students who provide a lifeline to fellow students facing a problem or issue. Peer Helping is making a difference in the lives of our youth!
BULLYING PREVENTION INITIATIVE
High school Peer Helpers from across Baldwin County participated in an anti-bullying summit, “Schools Where Everyone Belongs: Research, Programs, and Policy Designed to Reduce Bullying,” and heard from experts in the fields of cyberbullying, suicide prevention, domestic/dating violence, and more. Following the summit, the Peer Helpers provided a variety of bullying prevention programs and presentations to their fellow students at all grade levels.
To view the video presentations and learn more about bullying prevention, please click here.
The Jennifer Claire Moore partnered on the “STOP the BULLYING” outreach program and video contest with the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office, Baldwin County Board of Education, Baldwin County Mayors Association and Baldwin County Commissioners, sponsored by the Cox Family Foundation. Winning videos can be seen here.
If you need assistance or know someone in crisis, help is available:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
National Sexual Assault Hotline: