Helping Youth Cope with Day to Day Life

Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation

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-FOUNDER

Dear Friends,

My world changed on the day my husband and I lost our daughter, Jennifer. Words can't describe the feeling of losing a child - it's an experience no parent should ever have to face. In the midst of our devastation, I knew there was still hope and wanted to make something positive out of this negative situation - that was the start of the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation.

In 1998, the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation was established to help Baldwin County Schools create a support group among high school students. These proven programs provide a critical lifeline to help students cope with the day-to-day pressures facing our youth.

I wish the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation had existed to help my daughter. We want any child who needs support to be able to obtain it. We know our foundation can be a blessing, offering hope to those in search of it.

The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation is doing great things in our community and we are making ambitious plans to expand our programs and services. We see our foundation making a difference in the lives of our youth as we continue to provide hope and a future for those in search of help. Thank you for your interest in the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation. Remember, there's always hope!

Sincerely,

Frances Holk Moore Jones

Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation
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!

TRAINING INITIATIVE

Over 200 Baldwin County Public School middle school students received Peer Helper training with half attending at Trojan Hall in Daphne and half attending at the Orange Beach Event Center. NBC 15 news coverage can be seen here.

 

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:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
www.thehotline.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline:
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

www.rainn.org/get-help/national-sexual-assault-hotline

 

 

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