Peer Learning Opportunities

Peer learning opportunities provide space for Title X Family Planning Program and/or TPP Program grantees to learn from each other and collaborate on program implementation and improvement strategies.

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Register for the TPP Tier 1 Group TA on Hiring and Supporting Peer Leaders and Near Peers

The RHNTC invites TPP Tier 1 project staff looking to incorporate peer leaders or near peers into their staffing plan to join group TA from October 2024 through March 2025. Register by July 12, 2024.

Peer leaders are the same age as the population a program serves (for example, high school students), while near peers are close in age but slightly older than the intended program population (for example, college students). Given their ages, peer leaders and near peers are uniquely positioned to relate to participants and amplify participant voices. Your project can consider hiring peer leaders and near peers for various roles, including as curriculum co-developers, peer educators, co-facilitators, youth advocates, youth advisors, youth advisory council members, or youth evaluators.

Group TA activities

  • A 60-minute virtual session to meet other participants and TA providers (October 2024)
  • An in-person Reimagining Youth Engagement learning add-on at the Healthy Teen Network conference (November 18–20, 2024 in Phoenix, AZ)
  • One-on-one virtual coaching with a TA provider (November 2024–March 2025)
  • Monthly virtual group TA activities (December 2024–March 2025). For example, small peer learning groups on a particular topic (e.g., youth staff supervision) or on hiring/supporting a particular youth staff role (e.g., peer educator).

Group TA objectives

By the end of the group TA, participants will be able to:

  • Describe relevant context for youth participation, including the concept of adultism and the positive youth development approach.
  • Describe the levels and forms of youth participation in their programs.
  • Identify opportunities to increase youth participation, for example by hiring peer leaders and near peers.
  • Identify strategies for hiring, supporting, mentoring, and supervising peer leaders and near peers.
  • Assess their organizational readiness for hiring, supporting, mentoring, and supervising peer leaders and near peers.
  • Identify and take steps to incorporate peer leaders and/or near peers into their project staffing plan.
  • Identify resources to support TPP Tier 1 projects in implementing high-quality peer leader and near peer activities.


We welcome project directors/administrators, program managers, program coordinators, youth advisor supervisors, and youth advisory council coordinators from TPP Tier 1 grantee agencies to participate in this group TA on hiring and supporting peer leaders and near peers. We encourage two adult staff per agency to participate; this approach facilitates information sharing and action planning.

Group TA participation is limited to the first 10 participants and will be capped at two people per agency. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and the RHNTC will confirm that each registrant is part of a TPP Tier 1 grantee before accepting their registration. To be considered, grantees must commit to participating in all group TA activities and covering travel and lodging costs for the Healthy Teen Network Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Travel & lodging costs

There is no registration fee for this group TA.

The RHNTC will cover registration fees for up to 10 group TA participants for the full Healthy Teen Network conference and learning add-on that will take place in Phoenix, AZ from November 18–20, 2024. Group TA participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Additional details will be provided after registration. Register by July 12, 2024.

If you have questions, please reach out to us at We hope you consider participating!

The RHNTC also offers free, specialized technical assistance (TA) to support Title X and Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grantees.

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