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The Peer Project | Youth Assisting Youth

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The Peer Project | Youth Assisting Youth

The Peer Project supports at-risk youth, by matching them with fully trained peer mentors. Mentors provide guidance, specialized support, and a positive role model. The Peer Project supports youth with mental health issues, learning disabilities, and other complex challenges. The BE Program is designed for self-identified boys who will meet to participate in group discussions and recreational/arts-based activities.  The program aims to empower the youth by increasing self-esteem, leadership skills, self-awareness, and empathy by addressing issues such as mental health, bullying, anger and stress management, and nutrition.