5050 Peer Helpers
The 5050 Peer Helpers for 2013–14 are students Cameron Venable '14, Kari Mahool '15, and Darryl Sweeper '15. They are available by phone (717-868-5050), email (email@example.com), or walk-in appointments in Counseling Services, 2nd floor Shroyer Health Center. Students utilize the one-on-one meetings with Peer Helpers to discuss such issues as long distance relationships, academic concerns, and social anxiety.
|| Kari Mahool
Major: Physical Therapy
Hometown: Franklinville, NJ
Interests/Hobbies: Tennis, drawing, and going to the beach
Fun Fact: I love shoes, but prefer to be barefoot.
|| Darryl Sweeper
Hometown: Reading, PA
Interests/Hobbies: Track, football, and walks in the park
Fun Fact: I hate chocolate, but love Reese’s Pieces!
Hometown: Edgewood, MD
Interests/Hobbies: Animals, the outdoors, and hanging out with friends
Fun Fact: I am ambidextrous.
OASIS (Overcoming Awkward Situations in School) is a social, supportive group that is facilitated each Saturday from 6-7 p.m. by the 50/50 Peer Helpers. They cover topics such as building relationships, confronting others, coping with stress, reading social cues, and how to relax. The group encourages any student to come that has difficulty connecting with others in the classroom or in their social life.
Peer Helpers are available to provide educational programming to various student groups including RA’s, Greeks, and Athletes by calling 868-5050 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule. They are available to present on Alcohol and Drug Education, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Suicide Prevention. 50/50 Peer Helpers attend all Counseling Services Events such as Eating Disorder Awareness, Vagina Monologues, Health Screenings, and DeStress Breaks.