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!
Minor: Applied Behavioral Analysis
Favorite quote: "Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength." Sigmund Freud
I'm a CARE Peer Educator 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
Major: Marine Biology
Hometown: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Favorite quote: "When the power of love is greater than the love of power, the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
I am a CARE Peer Educator because there are too many victims of violence. I want to help educate students and be a part of the change we see around campus.
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Favorite Quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I want to educate and empower others to challenge and prevent interpersonal violence and sexual assault. Too many people are victims, it's time to speak out and make a change.
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: English & History
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Quote: "It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory and still to love it." -Oscar Wilde
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because I know too many people how have been affected by interpersonal violence, and I want to do what I can to but an end to it all together.
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 CARE 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.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Favorite quote: “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have"
I am a CARE Peer Educator because I can help inform the student body of UNCW about CARE’s programs and its availability as a support system. I hope my advocacy of encouraging bystander intervention and awareness of sexual harassment, domestic violence, and stalking will create a safer home environment for all students.
Year: Junior, transfer
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
Favorite Quote: "May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly what you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with your self just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us."
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because if not me, then whom?
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Hickory, NC
Favorite Quote: “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” -Frances Haodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
I am a CARE Peer Educator becauseI want to do everything in my power to ensure the UNCW community is safe and knowledgeable about how they should be treated in all relationships. My goal is to educate my peers on what it means to be in a healthy relationship and let them know that they always have a choice in how they deal with certain situations. I strongly believe that love and compassion can menda heart and want to kick-start a healthy journey of healing for those who need it.
Major: Psychology and Criminology
Hometown: Pass Christian, MS
Favorite quote: “If you remain neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
I am a CARE Peer Educator because I want to help empower those who feel they do not have a voice and educate those who do.
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Pamlico, NC
Favorite Quote: "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."
I am a CARE Peer Educator because I believe every person should feel like they have someone to confide in and have a safe place to go. I also believe it's important to serve my peers and community.
Major: Accounting and Communication
Hometown: Franklinton, North Carolina
Favorite Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?”
I am a CARE Peer Educator because somebody was there for me when I was in need and I want to be there for someone else in need.
Shelby Layn Rogers
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Quote: "Isn't it wonderful that some of the best days of our lives haven't happened yet?"
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because as a survivor of sexual assault I feel like it is my calling to help and empower women as well as educating college students on these issues. It is time that we change the social norms of rape culture and I plan on helping with that mission at UNCW by educating students on healthy relationships, how to be an active bystander and offering support to women going through this ordeal.
Major: Political Science, Minor: Campaign Management
Hometown: Smithtown, New York
Favorite quote: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live”
I am a CARE Peer Educator because I want to help victims of violence and help educate others to prevent those situations from happening.
Hometown: Wilmington, North Carolina
Major: English Literature and French
Favorite Quote: “I’ll get there, if I leave everything but my bones behind,” - J.R.R Tolkien The Lord of the Rings
I am a CARE Peer Educator because in my 18 years of living I've had the intense displeasure of seeing the reams of evil things that are done in the world, but I've also been so fortunate as to see immense good. Though sometimes the murky shadows of the evil doings are strong, to paraphrase Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings, there is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Hope Mills NC
Favorite Quote: " Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea and drink the wild air."
I am a CARE Peer Educator because I want to help people learn and realize the signs of abuse in relationships and that they are not survivors not victims.
Major: Public Sociology and Minor in Women's and Gender Studies
Hometown: Jackson Township, Ohio
Favorite Quote: "We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back" -Mala Yousafzai
I'm a CARE Peer Educator because through education, we gain knowledge and power, and those tools can be used to give back to our families, communities, and nation. We are in the midst of social revolution, it is time for change and time for unity so that our children and families can live in peace, and not fear and violence. Let us reside in a truly free country.
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 CARE Peer Educator because I know to many victims and support is something that everyone should have access to.