Promote Peer Helping in Elementary Schools

For: Elementary schools in British Columbia
Victoria, BC, Canada
Organizer: Rey Carr
Promote Peer Helping in Elementary Schools (Elementary schools in British Columbia)
$2,294
of $5,500 goal
41% Complete
Raised by 16 donors

The Story

When students experience a worry, concern or frustration, they are more likely to turn to each other for help. But the others often do not know what to do to help even though they have a strong desire to aid their friends. K-8 trained and supervised peer helpers can provide the help needed for their peers to improve their mental health, reduce academic and social barriers, and find more value in school.


This project, run by Canada's most experienced and longest running peer program leaders has the potential for reaching 439,611 students in 895 K-8 schools in British Columbia.


Help us increase the number of peer helpers in K-8 schools in this mailing campaign to provide peer helper recruiting and information posters to schools. Even if only 1% of students wind-up volunteering, that means that more than 4000 additional students will be helping their peers across the Province.


Each poster has a place for the individual school to place their own personalized contact information. The donated posters are valued at $5.00 each, but the mailing costs to schools, including a mailing tube and postal delivery, are about $12.00 per mailing. The funds raised by this campaign will be used to cover mailing costs for as many posters as we can mail out. All labour will be donated by Peer Resources. 


Persons who donate more than $100.00 will be eligible to select any of Peer Resources' mentoring and peer support e-books in appreciation for a donation.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 16, 2018

Posted on April 16, 2018

The latest statistics reveal that there are almost a half million students enrolled in 895 K-8 schools in B.C. If only 1% become peer helpers as a result of these posters, that means that almost 5,000 students will join those already trained and supervised as peers leaders. This will create a significant helping climate and contribution to the prevention of a variety of factors that interfere with student emotional and academic growth.


Posted on April 5, 2018

Posted on April 5, 2018

We're now at 25% of our goal of $5500. Still time to donate and help children in K-8 schools learn helping skills that will last a lifetime.


Posted on March 25, 2018

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Posted on March 25, 2018

We've had another generous donation towards our goal of raising $5500 to send peer helping posters to K-8 schools. 

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