Peer Counselors have a long history of helping our school and community and are proud to be one of the first programs in the state. Peer counselors are trained in empathetic listening skills and they are a resource and support for various high school issues such as family issues, social and emotional concerns, drug and alcohol abuse, health issues, relationships, and conflict resolution.
Many of the peer counselors are also excellent academic tutors. A tutoring schedule is distributed to faculty at the beginning of each semester. The peers are goodwill ambassadors who provide peer-to-peer support for Fort Collins High School students and give terrific school tours.
FCHS Peer Counselors are active in many ways in the school and community. Some of the activities and projects the peers are involved with include:
- Available to lend individual support to students in need
- Orientate new students to FCHS
- Assist in support groups
- Sponsor programs and speakers to inform and motivate
- Sponsor activities and projects promoting a positive atmosphere
- Make presentations and lead small groups in the health classes addressing topics such as teen suicide, sexual assault, harassment, drug/alcohol issues, and building healthy relationships
Stop by their office on the second floor of Gold Hall with a welcoming atmosphere for everyone and check out the friendliest place at Fort Collins High School! Peer counselors have office hours where they are available to peers for one-on-one support.