Mid-Peninsula's Peer Counseling Program is a community service program directed by our Director of Guidance that is designed to provide students with information and tools to advise and counsel their fellow students on issues of adolescence. To become Peer Counselors, students receive training in communication skills and are given information about pertinent teenage issues and how to provide support to their classmates. Peer Counselors frequently accompany other students to the Counselor's Office, serve as assistants to Core Teachers by supporting students who may be struggling with issues, are advisors to our Head of School and help new students make connections to the community. The 15 to 20 students involved in the Peer Counseling Program meet weekly and serve as a valuable resource to the student body. Peer Counselors are chosen for this position based upon their level of interest in becoming a Peer Counselor and recommendations from our school counselor and staff.