The NJC Peer Helpers are a group of highly visible student leaders that promote healthy living and positive lifestyles through a variety of fun and exciting programs. Programs include "The Great American Smoke-Out", National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Sexual Responsibility, and Safe Spring Break. In addition to program planning, the Peer Helpers are also trained and certified through Bacchus and Gamma to help their fellow students with problem-solving and conflict resolution.
Peer Helper Scholarship
Developed in 1985, the Peer Helper Scholarship seeks to reward up to 10 students of high quality and scholarship who work as resource personnel with NJC Counseling Services. At the completion of required training phases, the cash stipend progressively increases and may renew for the student’s sophomore year upon a positive recommendation by the counseling staff. Applications are available at the beginning of each school year in the Counseling Office. Three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of goals and/or experience, proof of academic achievement and a personal interview are also required. Selection is made shortly after the beginning of fall semester.
For more information call Steve Smith at (970) 521-6657 or e-mail him at Steven.Smith@njc.edu