Healthy Plymouth - Peer Helper Program Partnership
The Peer Helper Program is dedicated to connecting students with their younger peers for meaningful exchange and fun, constructive learning activities. At the elementary level, fifth grade students apply for a position in the program to assist kindergarten through second graders with reading, math and organizational skills for 20 minutes per day during pre-dismissal time. The Peer Helper Program encourages students to unite in meaningful ways, planting seeds of respect, friendship and empathy. The Peer Helper Program began in 2010 at the Indian Brook Elementary School. Nathaniel Morton Elementary and Federal Furnace Elementary have since implemented the Peer Helper Program and there is interest in expanding to offer the program in all schools.