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Peer Health Advocate Program

Be someone your friends and peers can call an ally


The Peer Health Advocate Program at Huntington Park High School is for students interested in health issues, have a passion for educating and helping others, and want to make a difference on campus. 

Peer Advocates are trained by youth educators at the Wellbeing Center and will develop skills in Leadership, Public Speaking, Peer Mentoring/Advocacy, Student Outreach, Mental Health Strategies, Substance Use Prevention, and Sexual Health Education. 

Peer Advocate mission statement

  • We are a group of teens devoted to making a difference in our communities.
  • We approach our peers with a warm welcome, open minds, and open hearts.
  • We encourage our peers to learn about their rights and know their options with their overall health.
  • We will be compassionate and unbiased when our peers seek substance use prevention, mental health, and/or sexual hearth resources.
  • We will promote education for overall wellbeing with medically accurate information and guide for resources if we are unsure. 
  • We do not judge or discriminate.
  • We speak up for what we believe in and what we know.
  • We are curious and we ask questions.
  • We are informed.


  • We meet once a week after school for 1 hour or during lunch.
  • You may not miss more than 2 meetings per semester.
  • You must commit to the program for the remainder of the school year.
  • Peer Advocates must be your extracurricular priority - if you're in other clubs or sports, think about whether you have the time to commit to this. 


QRCode for Wellbeing Center Peer Advocate Application

Scan the QR code to fill out an application for the Peer Advocate at Huntington Park High School.