Youth Leadership

All youth have opportunities to plan and facilitate opportunities of their own ideas and to become peer leadersPeer Leaders are a vital part of Safe Homes. Click here to meet our Peer Leaders!

The role of a Peer Leader includes: 

  • Shape programming

  • Ambassadors for the community

  • Conduct Safe Homes activities.

  • Meet weekly to discuss activities and to identify key themes/problems they feel the Drop-In Center should address. 

  • Develop and plan the Safe Homes quarterly schedule

  • Provide peer support to other youth at the drop in center

  • Receive extensive trainings and certifications

  • Conduct trainings and presentations for community youth workers and educators

Meet Our Peer Leaders!

Noah (He/Him)
Noah is a Peer Leader for Safe Homes and has been attending the program for about three years. He enjoys drawing and the game Minecraft.

 

Otto (He/They)
Otto is currently a peer leader at Safe Homes and has been attending the drop-in regularly since 2016. He is studying Psychology and English in college; they hope to be an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist someday. In his free time, they enjoy baking, collecting Sanrio toys, and playing Minecraft!

 

Elle/Milla (Genderfluid pronouns)

Elle has been a member of Safe Homes for over three years. She originally came to the program in dire need. Since then he has grown tremendously, giving back to the community that helped them so much. They are an avid problem-solver and love storytelling.