Youth Development

PEER SOLUTIONS INC

Demonstrating safety, equity, and respect as norms.

aka Peer Solutions

phoenix, AZ

Mission

Peer Solutions was founded in 1996 with the mission: Kids teaching kids to make the world a better place.

Ruling Year

1997

Principal Officer

Jennifer Rauhouse

Main Address

2229 north 22nd st

phoenix, AZ 85006 USA

Keywords

Social Change, Prevention (Primary), Empathy, Identity Respect, Unity, Safe Bystander Responsibility

EIN

86-1015729

 Number

6103732951

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

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Our Results

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Population(s) served

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Peer Solutions was formed in 1996 to prevent harm including child and sexual abuse before it begins. Our goals and objectives are to transform family, peer, school, and community norms away from norms that perpetuate the root causes of these harms to those that indicate an intolerance of these harms while cultivating empathy, and support safe, equitable and respectful relationships and environments.

Our vision is a world where everyone is safe and treated equally with respect.

This is a world free from sexual violence.
This is a world free from animal abuse.
This is a world free from homelessness
This is a world free from relationship violence
This is a world free from gun violence
This is a world free from child abuse
This is a world free from domestic violence
This is a world free from eat disorders
This is a world free from poverty
This is a world free substance abuse
This is a world free from suicide
This is a world free from depression and other forms of mental illness
This is a world free from war

S&S operates at all levels of the social ecology. This makes S&S highly unique. It has the potential to make a significant contribution to the field.

We educate and empower youth to educate and empower others to make positive change on individual, relationship, community and societal levels.

S&S is the Gold Standard for Wanderman's Principles of Effective Prevention. The following theories provide a foundation for why involving youth is impactful in enhancing outcomes: diffusion of innovation, social norms, community mobilization and positive youth development.

Activities are year-round and include:
1- Weekly lunch-meetings, afterschool, and summer peer education and mentor projects
2- Monthly community Coalition Meetings and outreach campaigns
3- Bi-annual Days at the Capitol, on-going service projects, and local and national workshops
4- The Guts to be Good initiative: Five things everyone can do to make the world a better place: 1) The Guts to Be Respectful, 2) The Guts to Be Honest, 3) The Guts to Speak-Up, 4) The Guts to Be Courteous and 5) The Gut to Lend A Hand
5- Arizona Sexual Violence Prevention Council to unite the community to share and promote prevention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwocrrbptL0&feature=youtu.be 40 seconds featuring Neko Case and billy bob thornton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VULPL9mSQlo&app=desktop 8 Minute Documentary

12 Who Care Award 2-2016 Channel 12 Mini Documentary by Keith Ritchie
http://www.12news.com/news/local/outreach/12-who-care/12-who-care-peer-solutions-2/40324359

Peer Solutions has a twenty year history of meeting goals and objectives.

We have a strategic plan we update annually and use evaluation tools to track progress.

Our next step is a rigorous evaluation not only to prove effectiveness but create a model that can be adapted to any community FOR FREE. We will also include a cost-benefit analysis. We have submitted one grant and plan to submit two more if we don't get this one.

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PEER SOLUTIONS INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No