Peer Education & LeadWell

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LeadWell – Peer Wellness Educators


LeadWell is a committed group of University of Maine students seeking to lead and improve the student body through education and wellness programming. Through LeadWell you can make friends, educate peers, develop new skills and foster existing ones, build your résumé and affect campus- and system-wide policies.

For more information contact Cole Spike at or come by 235 Memorial Union, Student Wellness Resource Center!

Fall 2017 meeting time: Every Thursday in the Union 11-12. Email for more information!


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What is Peer Education?

Do your friends tell you-you’re a good listener?
Do you like meeting new people?
Do you enjoy making a difference in the lives of others?

Have an idea? Believe in a cause? Want to make a difference?
Propose it, develop it, and make it happen!

Boost Your Resumé and Expand Your Skills, Enroll in Peer Education
Peer Education is a 3-credit course that explores program planning, implementation, and evaluation for college students from start to finish. Course projects focus on sex education, health and wellness, nutrition, alcohol, marijuana and other drug awareness, hazing prevention, exercise, sleep and many more.

Prior approval is required for enrollment in CHF 401: Peer Education.

For more information contact
Rebecca Sprague

Course Description
The course content will consist of theoretically-based skills and strategies associated with peer leadership and program development, including active and collaborative learning, critical thinking and problem solving, interpersonal development, and assisting peers with how to effectively and efficiently learn subject-related content.

Instructional Materials and Methods
Assignments, classroom activities, and out-of-classroom activities are designed to facilitate the expected learning outcomes and objectives of the course.  Teaching format will utilize lecture, discussion, video and experiential exercises. Experiential exercises include conducting programming outside of class time.