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Peer Body Project

Lewis & Clark Wellness Services are proud to announce the launch of the Peer Body Project for fall 2019!

Wellness staff from the Health Service and the Counseling Service are collaborating with researchers in Oregon and Texas to implement and assess the Peer Body Project.   This Project is taking place at 60 colleges and universities around the country.   The Body Project is a group-based prevention program designed to help college students feel better about their bodies and prevent eating disorders. These groups are open to people of all genders who are impacted by feminine standards of beauty.  

We are recruiting 12 undergraduate Peer Educators to support this project!  

Peer Educators must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.  They must attend a three-day training from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 26-28, 2019.   Peer Educators will be provided with on-campus meals from August 26 until September 1.  Peer educators with fall housing contracts will be provided with on-campus housing from August 25 until September 1.  Peer Educators will work in small teams to lead these body image groups.  This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and support your peers! 

Download our info sheet for more details about the program and fill out an application here!

The application review period will begin on April 7, 2019.
Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled.

Feel free to reach out to Kari Natwick, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Health Service (knatwick@lclark.edu), with any questions.