Peer Generation Youth Empowerment Training (PGYE)
“The number of children in America diagnosed with anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions is on the rise. It’s time to heed President Biden’s call to strengthen mental health in America, especially for our littlest ones. Young or old, we deserve a chance to build resilience and thrive.” - HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra.
Peer Generation Youth Empowerment gives young people the opportunity to be connected to peer support and explore resiliency!
Peer Generation Youth Empowerment Trainings are offered through a collaborative partnership between The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and Youth MOVE PA. Peer Generation Youth Empowerment®️ (PGYE) is owned and copyrighted by the Copeland Center. Together, Youth MOVE PA and the Copeland Center are striving to make this available to youth and youth peer supporters to address the statewide need of strengthening the youth peer support workforce. We also believe this training is a crucial step to ensuring that Pennsylvania Youth have an opportunity to learn about Peer Support as a career pathway and to embrace resiliency and empowerment in their own lives.
Peer Generation Youth Empowerment Training® is a youth driven and youth developed curriculum that offers an experiential introduction to youth peer support. The training focuses on strategies for resiliency and offers pathways for individuals to get in touch with their unique and authentic selves. Participants will experience an environment that is culturally grounded and focuses on practical ways to be inclusive toward the diversity of all communities and experiences. Individuals will be better equipped to practice peer support in real life situations that could be easily implemented. Personal sharing and mutual learning are at the core of this curriculum.
This training has been well received within youth programs in various states, in both rural and urban communities. Participants have reported that this training: