Welcome to POW
Are You Interested in Becoming a POW Peer Ed?
UD students volunteer as Promoters of Wellness (POW) peer educators through Student Wellness and Health Promotion. POW peer educators present classroom programs, facilitate interactive kiosks, and partner with other groups for large-scale campus events.
Our mission is to promote lifelong wellbeing with interactive experiences that teach fun and easy ways to make healthy choices.
We educate students by using a Wellness Wheel model with 9 dimensions of wellness. Our education topics include all areas of wellness such as safer sex, substance use, positive body image, and stress management.
Why should I be a part of it?
POW is a great opportunity for students to make a difference on campus, connect with other wellness-minded students, and develop professional skills. Our peer education program is an excellent platform for students to take their ideas and translate them into action on campus!
Skills We Value:
- Graphic Design and Video Editing
- Public Speaking
- Event Planning and Marketing
- Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
- Advocacy and Team Building
- Thirst for Learning
Benefits of joining include:
- Gain Leadership Experience
- Improve Communication Skills
- Boost Self-Confidence
- Engage in Community Service
- Participate in Networking Opportunities
How do I join?
Fill out the application by clicking on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button below. You will need to sign in using your UD login information.
We are always accepting applications. Once accepted, you must complete formal training to become a POW peer educator. We require all peer educators to complete a minimum of 25 service hours per semester. Our average POW peer educator completes 75+ service hours per academic year!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: There is no deadline!* POW is always accepting applications from students interested in becoming a peer educator. *However, to attend mandatory training in April, you must complete your application before the third Sunday in March.
INTERVIEWING PROCESS: Applicants will be contacted by a POW Health Promotion Assistant (HPA) to schedule an interview. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status soon after their interviews, and those accepted to our peer education program must attend 15 hours of in-person training during April to become an official POW peer educator.
Training for 2019 – 2020 will be: Saturday, April 18, Sunday, April 19 and Saturday April 25 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm all three days.
TRAINING IS ESSENTIAL AND REQUIRED for becoming a peer educator. Attendance at training is MANDATORY, as training will focus on a variety of material including health and wellness information, presentation skills, the referral process and team building. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate make-up days for training.
Interested in More Wellness Education?
Our POW peer eds offer several programs perfect for your classroom or student group that focus on topics such as healthy sexuality, responsible decision making, and mental health. Click here to read program descriptions, or use the button below to request a program:
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