Covenant House Texas
Peers Educating Peers, or PEP TALK, is a prevention program through which trained Covenant House Texas youth accompany the CHT Prevention Specialist into schools, community centers and churches to talk to kids and parents deemed by teachers and counselors “at risk” for becoming homeless. These peer educators give personal testimonies and provide alternatives for dealing with difficult situations at home, with peers and in school. Because they are from the same age group as their audiences, they can give a powerful, first-person account of the dangers of the street and of making bad choices. Youth participants can become peer educators. Peer educators receive stipends each time they participate.