What is HOPE?

Helping Our Peers Excel (HOPE) is a peer education program supervised through the King's College Counseling Center. HOPE members are important campus leaders who build awareness of important emotional and social issues relevant to college students and connect them to important resources on campus.

HOPE Mission Statement

As HOPE peer educators, we offer education and support that promotes overall wellness, responsible decision making, academic success and advancing the common good for our campus community. Through creative peer-to-peer discussions as well as campus events, we strive to inspire others to discover “not only how to make a living, but how to live.”

HOPE Outreach

Peer Educators are nationally certified through National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and receive training on a variety of topics:

  • College adjustment and homesickness
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Depression and positive coping skills
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-esteem and body image
  • Responsible alcohol choices
students petting therapy dogs

They also coordinate monthly therapy dog visits!

If you are interested in becoming a HOPE Peer Educator, please contact us at hopepeereducators@kings.edu for more information. You can also complete the application here.

2023-2024 Peer Educators

  • Julia Sweeney – Senior Psychology major
  • John Karam – Senior Psychology major
  • Caden Reader – Junior Physician Assistant major
  • Jenna Emery – Junior Physician Assistant major
  • Francesca Brunetti – Junior Education major
  • Emma Bealla – Sophomore Education major
  • Sarah Stettler – Junior Psychology major
  • Allyson Weachock – Sophomore Physician Assistant Major

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