April 11, 2017
On Sunday, April 2nd, REACH Peer Education at Endicott College received an award for Outstanding Peer Education Program for its "I See, I Speak, I Pledge" campaign during the Region I BACCHUS/NASPA Spring Conference held at Suffolk University. The Outstanding Peer Education Program award recognizes REACH’s "I See, I Speak, I Pledge" campaign for its overall impact on improving college health over the long-term.
"I See, I Speak, I Pledge" continues to be a college-wide initiative to promote the idea that individual Endicott College “Gulls” have the power to prevent high-risk behavior and harm. The Campaign builds on the existing expertise of campus centers and departments at Endicott College and unifies these with consistent messaging and content. This means that while the issue or type of harm may vary in context, the promotion of intervention, the action steps, potential barriers and many resources remain consistent across issue areas. The goal is that the reinforcement of bystander intervention across campus partners will increase the odds of an Endicott student intervening to prevent harm as well as create a culture of caring for each other's well-being.
The BACCHUS/NASPA Conference is held every spring for peer educators and advisors throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. A total of 135 individuals from 16 schools came together at this year’s conference to share, learn and inspire.
For more information on REACH Peer Education and the "I See, I Speak, I Pledge"campaign, please contact Lindsey Shrayer, Assistant Director, Counseling Center at (978) 232-2511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.