Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation
The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation provides training, funding and support for Peer Helper Programs. The Foundation supports 46 Peer Helper Programs in schools across Baldwin County, AL. These schools are all 42 Baldwin County Public elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools, C.F. Taylor Alternative School, Alabama Gulf Coast Christian Academy, Bayside Academy and Saint Benedict Catholic School. Over 925 Peer Helpers serve a combined population of nearly 30,000 students.
Peer Helper students are taught a set of core skills that empower them to assist fellow students with the emotional, societal, behavioral and educational challenges they face in day-to-day life. Peer Helpers serve as tutors, mentors, mediators and advocates for their peers and assist new students in transitioning into Baldwin County schools. Teachers and counselors who serve as Peer Program coordinators at their schools are specially trained to teach the Peer Helper curriculum.
The Foundation offers Peer Helper program training and consulting services for schools, youth organizations, and nonprofit corporations outside Baldwin County. The Foundation produces the annual National Peer Program Conference that attracts teachers, school counselors, social workers, administrators, mental health professionals and nonprofit groups from around the country. The conference is supported by the National Association of Peer Program Professionals and provides NAPPP certified training and workshops.