2023 Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Learning Collaborative

The application process is now closed. The California School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to host an eight-session Learning Collaborative from January through April 2023 for school staff as well as school-based health center (SBHC) and partner staff to dive deeply into the foundational principles of peer-mentoring programs, and plan for the launch or expansion of a school-based peer-to-peer mentoring program.

This collaborative will meet twice a month on Thursdays from 4:00pm – 5:00 pm Pacific time starting on January 19 through April 27.

Sessions will be led by Robin Noel Morales, LMFT, and Bianca Lorenz Gonzalez, MS, who in partnership with their students, have created a peer-to-peer mentoring program in Oakland, now thriving in its seventh year.

Facilitators: Robin Noel Morales, LMFT, Co-Founder, Ocelotl, and Senior School-Based Clinical Consultant, Alameda County Center for Healthy Schools and Communities; Bianca Lorenz Gonzalez, MS, Co-Founder, Ocelotl, and College and Career Pathways Coach, Madison Park Academy, Oakland Unified School District

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Blackshaw at ablackshaw@schoolhealthcenters.org.

This Learning Collaborative is intended for those who are ready to plan for the implementation of a school-based youth peer-to-peer mentoring program, or who are already in the beginning stages of planning and/or implementation.

Sessions will require active participation, engagement, and some preparation time outside of the sessions. Individual technical support and consultation will also be available to participants.

The number of participants is now capped at 25. There will be a $400 stipend given to every participant if they attend at least 7 out of 8 sessions.

You will be notified by January 6 if you have a confirmed spot.