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.

Peer educator

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.

CARE Board

Skills that CARE Peer Educators develop:

You may contact us at 962.CARE for more information.

To apply fill out our Peer Educator Application , then e-mail it to care@uncw.edu

Those applying for intern or practicum applications for CARE & CROSSROADS should use this application.

Practicum application

MEET OUR PEER EDUCATORS!!

CARE Peer Pictures 2013-2014

Marina Armstrong

Marina Armstrong

Year: Junior

 

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.

Matthew Case

CASE

Year: Senior

 

Major: Psychology

 

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.

Jenna DeHart

Jenna DeHartYear: Sophomore

 

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.

Delanie Dyer

delanie dyerYear: Junior

 

Major: Nursing

 

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.

Julia Evans

Julia EvansYear - 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.

 

Breana Floyd

 

Year:

 

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.

Bailey Goodrich Bailey Goodrigh

 

Year: Sophomore

 

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.

Cassie IceCassie ice

 

 

Year: Junior

 

Major: Psychology

 

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.

Lauren Kamoda

Lauren KomodaYear: Senior

 

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.

Eunice Makuzva

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Year: Senior

 

Major: Psychology

 

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.

Brooke Pearson

Pearson

 

Year-Senior

                               

Major-Anthropology with a double minor in Theatre and Women and Gender Studies

 

Hometown-The Midwest

 

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.

Jennifer Stifter

Jennifer StifterYear: Senior

 

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.

 

Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Year: Senior

 

Major: Film Studies

Minor: Anthropology

 

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.”

Hillary White Hillary White

 

Year: Senior

 

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.

Taylor White Taylor White

 

Year: Sophomore

 

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.


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