On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Bibb County's four Elementary School Counselors/Peer Helper Coordinators: Mrs. Julie Massey, Mrs. Connie Johnson, Mr. Trent Bamberg, and Ms. Laran Lofton (Randolph, Brent, West Blocton and Woodstock) along with lead teachers Mrs. Rachel Cromer, Mrs. Amanda Cromer and Mrs. Tameka Lavendar-Hyche all came together and trained students from each school to serve as Peer Helpers and trained them on the Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation Peer Helper Program. The students learned a set of skills – attending, empathizing, summarizing, questioning, genuineness, assertiveness, confrontation, problem-solving, conflict resolution and confidentiality – that will assist them in meeting the needs of their fellow students. Peer Helpers not only assist classmates by listening empathetically, providing options for making healthy choices, becoming advocates, and helping them get involved in campus life. In the process of helping others improve their self-esteem, Peer Helpers can themselves become leaders and role models.
Bibb County schools currently have active Peer Helper Programs in ALL eight of our schools!