Sexual Health Awareness through Peer Education
SHAPE is a group of trained and knowledgeable college students and people living with HIV who provide sexual health workshops and outreach for youth and young adults with a focus on college students. Peer (college student) Educators are trained in prevention education about pregnancy, STIs/HIV, and healthy relationships. HIV (people living with HIV) Educators focus on sharing their story.Coordinator:
Interested in becoming a SHAPE Educator?
All interested Peer Educators (current college students) enroll in the Peer Education Course HE 490 (undergraduate students) / HE 691 (graduate students) offered in the Fall and Spring semesters on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 4:45pm at the UAB 1917 Clinic.
, 205-934-9253) to schedule an interview. SHAPE invites HIV Educators to apply throughout the year.
SHAPE HIV Educator Application (MS Word format)
Good communication skills, responsibility, an open mind, flexibility, a team attitude, an interest in educating others, some knowledge in the area of sexual health and a desire to learn more.
Once Peer Educators complete the class, they can continue as active SHAPE Educators as students or recent graduates. Educators plan and lead workshops and other outreach events (World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Day, Sexual Responsibility Week, etc) as their schedule permits, but with a willingness to contribute an average of 2-8 hours per month. SHAPE Educators are also trained to conduct HIV Testing & Counseling using the OraQuick Rapid HIV Antibody Test.
SHAPE Educators will become volunteers of the UAB 1917 Clinic.