Peer Leadership Preventing Violence in Greater Boston

Health Resources in Action HRiA seeks funding to support violence prevention in Greater Boston through youth peer leadership. We aim to train up to ten high school aged youth peer leaders in violence prevention and how to find information to support the prevention and response to violence using HRiAs Peer Leadership Preventing Violence Curriculum and using resources from the National Library of Medicine such as MedlinePlus. Using a train-the-trainer model, each youth peer leader, with the support of HRiA staff, will provide violence prevention programming to one identified community- or school-based organization. At the end of the funding cycle, peer leaders will have offered training activities for up to 200 of their near-peers other young people close to their age.

Project Details

Organization Name

Health Resources in Action

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead

Ivy Schmalzried

Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Community-based Organization Staff
General Public
Student, K-12
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Asians/Asian Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations