CARE Peer Educators
The CARE peer educators is a group of UNCW students whose goal is to reduce the risk of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the hopes of elimination. This goal is realized through interactive presentations, awareness campaigns and programs that reach out to University students, high school students and the Wilmington community. This group started as UNCW’s student-led Reach Out! program in 1999. Since then, it has continued to bring female and male students together who are dedicated to taking an active approach to ending violence against women and men.
Interested in Joining Us?
We welcome applications for membership as well as volunteers. Each member completes an application, interviews with the student coordinators and undergoes training in both on sexual assault, relationship abuse & violence, harassment and stalking issues at the beginning of the fall semester. Additional training is required to be a program presenter.
Skills that CARE Peer Educators develop:
- Program Planning
- Public Speaking
- Empathy and Active Listening
- Group Leadership & Teamwork
- Promotional Innovation
- Respect for diverse styles/points of view
- Cultural/gender influences and selfawareness
- Motivating/Inspiring Others
- Conflict Resolution
- Facilitating Group Discussions
- Peer Helping and Referral skills
You may contact us at 962.CARE for more information.
Those applying for intern or practicum applications for CARE & CROSSROADS should use this application.
MEET OUR PEER EDUCATORS!!
Major: Criminal Justice and Psychology
Minor: Applied Behavioral Analysis
Favorite quote: "Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength." My man Sigmund Freud
WHY: I'm a CARE peer because I believe if I can reach out and impact even just one person's life, through education, guidance or support, everything will be worth while. Every person deserves a chance to be heard, no matter what situations they have been through.
Hometown: New Bern, NC
Quote: Thankfully, dreams can change. If we'd all stuck with our first dream the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses. - Stephen Colbert
I'm a peer educator because we forget sometimes that interpersonal violence and sexual assault can happen to anyone, of any gender.
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Fayetteville, NC
Quote: “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
I am a CARE Peer Educator because if I can inform my peers about what makes a sexual assault or unhealthy relationship and be someone’s voice when they feel like they don’t have anyone on their side, then it will make everything worth it at the end of the day. I want to spread love and compassion to my college campus about the issues CARE deals with and make it known that everyone deserves a healthy relationship.
Hometown: Ashland, MA
Favorite quote: "don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon"
I'm a peer educator because: I feel that there are a lot of misconceptions about what constitutes sexual assault or what makes an unhealthy relationship. I want to help educate those around me about the truth, and to empower people with the knowledge of how to help a friend. Also, to be a friend myself, for anyone that needs someone to talk to.
Year - Junior
Major - Middle Grades Education
Hometown - Fayetteville, NC
Favorite Quote - "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because the issues that CARE deals with have touched all of our lives in some way. I want to help my peers to understand healthy relationships, and know that everybody deserves to have one.
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Favorite quote: The Holy Bible scripture: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lead not unto thine own understanding; but in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.
I'm a Peer Educator because I believe that I will make a positive difference in someone's else's life and as a result to that better my own life.
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Favorite Quote: "Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever have." -Margaret Mead
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I am passionate about educating others on the prevention of social issues such as sexual assault, rape, and relationship abuse. I want to take a stand for victims and be there for anyone that has experienced these situations.
Hometown: Hubert, NC
Favorite quote: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
I’m a CARE Peer Educator because I'm passionate about helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I believe that everyone is worthy of love and respect.
Major: Philosophy and
Hometown: Hillsville Va
Favourite quote: "900 years of time and space and I've never met anyone who wasn't important" - The Doctor
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because when I was dealing with a bad relationship, it helped to have someone there, and if I can be that someone for another person it would make everything worth it.
Hometown: Durham, NC
Favorite Quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss
I'm a Peer Educator because everyone has the right to be their own person and to have that taken from them is something that shouldn't be tolerated.
Major-Anthropology with a double minor in Theatre and Women and Gender Studies
Favorite Quote-"One idea can blossom into many thoughts and ideas spread with the right message. Every mind and heart can be touched if people look deep enough" -Niel Jones
I'm a Peer Educator because I believe through education and advocacy we can start a conversation that is the first step to eradicating sexual assault and domestic violence.
Major: Criminology and Public Sociology
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
Favorite Quote: "I know that you can't live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. And you, and you, and you, and you have got to give them hope." - Harvey Milk
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I care about people and how they are treated. I want to advocate and prevent the social problems of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Also, I want to hopefully be involved with domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault victims after college as a career.
Major: Film Studies
Hometown: Mooresville, NC
Favorite Quote: "Home is behind you now, the world ahead; And there are many paths to tread." - J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Sentence: "I'm a Peer Educator because I believe that everyone has the potential to make the world a better place; and joining an organization like CARE is a great way to start.”
Major: Criminology Minor: Forensic Science
Hometown: Jamesville, NC
Favorite Quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Birthday: July 8, 1993
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I want to be a support for anyone who needs it, and I want to be a voice for those who feel they no longer have one. I want to educate others to further prevent violence and sexual assault. The CARE program deals with issues that are important to me and I want to make a difference in the most ways I can.
Major: Double major in Social work and creative writing with a minor in Women and gender studies
Hometown: Trinity NC
Fave Quote: “The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible; for the fainthearted, it is unknown; but for the valiant, it is ideal.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
I am a peer educator because I know to many victims and support is something that everyone should have access to.