The RMHS Peer Counselors have been in exsistence for 23 years. The program was developed as a way for young people to provide support and empathy to other students. A training course, taught by a counselor at Rocky, must be completed by the student before she/he is allowed to participate in the Peer Program. The role of the peer is not to counsel, but to listen and help students reach decisions on how to deal with their problems.
The RMHS peers are active in many ways in the school and community. Some of the activities and projects that the peers are involved with are listed below.
- Available to lend individual support to students in need.
- Orientate new students to Rocky.
- Assist with support groups at Rocky.
- Make presentations to elementary and junior high schools on a variety of topics related to making good choices and being successful in school.
- Sponsor programs and speakers to inform and motivate students.
- Sponsor activities and projects which promote a positive atmosphere at Rocky.
- Make presentations and lead small groups in the health classes at Rocky addressing topics such as: teen suicide, sexual assault, harassment, drug/alcohol issues and building healthy relationships.
- Click here for a list of resources put together by the Peer Counselors.
How Do I Talk to a Peer?
Stop by the Peer Room in Student Services or ask one of the counselors about meeting with a peer.
How Do I Become a Peer?
Apply in March.
Selection is based on interviews and recommendations.