Peer Advocate Program
An ongoing Hybrid Peer Mentorship program aimed at providing LGBTQ students with peer-to-peer education, support, and advocacy
This program aims to provide additional support to LGBTQ students in higher education. This program works with existing campus mental health resoruces to provide this program to LGBTQ students who need additional peer support.
YPA provides students seeking additional support with a Peer Advocate, an LGBTQ individual who is experienced with the unique hardships and adversities LGBTQ students are faced with. Peer Advocates go through rigorous training and certification, in order to best support these students, and work using a variety of methods to provide students with support, advocacy, and education that meets their individualistic needs. Through this program’s ability to foster an accepting and supportive school climate by virtue of peer support, the long-term effects of this disproportionate victimization of LGBTQ students can be mitigated
During the 2021-2022 academic year, YPA provided programs services to:
7,446 higher education students
For school administrators, faculty, and students: