YOUTH-CENTERED LEADERSHIP, PREVENTION, & EDUCATION
The Peer Education Empowerment League (PEEL - like a banana!) is a volunteer-run leadership development, consent education, & anti-oppression youth program in Tacoma, WA.
We aim to build youth-centered spaces for young people to discuss prevention, intervention, and positive solutions to issues most impacting their community and themselves. Our goal is to give young people the tools, resources, & support to collectively work together to stop violence before it occurs in the first place. Our work is rooted in an anti-oppression framework, where we work to actively address the impacts of racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression.
We are actively working to help build a culture of identity respect and consent - where people's boundaries, agency, and identities are valued, respected, and given the support they need and want.
Youth ages 14-19 from across Tacoma meet regularly during our Fall and Spring Leadership Sessions, working with their peers and trained volunteer staff to learn & discuss prevention-related topics (consent, boundaries, gender norms, healthy relationships, power & control, bystander intervention, and more!) From there, youth work together to create & lead workshops, projects, and community events for other youth at after-school programs and spaces across Tacoma!
HOW PEEL WORKS:
PEER EDUCATION EMPOWERMENT LEAGUE
Interested in joining PEEL, volunteering, or having us do a workshop at your organization or school? Please fill out our Interest form & we'll connect with you soon!
Tacoma, WA, USA