The Young Women’s Project (YWP) staff nominated IDEA PCS student Kyeon Ford for the 2017 Peer Educator of the Year Award for his dedication to the program, positive attitude, and overall excellence this past school year. Out of the more than 300 Peer Educators across the city, Kyeon was one of only two winners to receive a $100 gift card and a certificate from the HAHSTA Senior Deputy Director Michael Kharfen. The Young Women’s Project is very proud of Kyeon and the rest of its IDEA peer educator team for a job well done this year!
YWP is a DC-based nonprofit organization that builds the leadership and power of DC youth and puts them to work solving community problems. YWP programs guide youth through a process of personal transformation so they can become leaders in their peer groups, schools, families, and communities who are able to analyze problems, identify solutions, and advocate for change. The DC Department of Health provides support and funding for all of the teen peer educators in the city. The Young Women’s Project trains and employs many of these teens in 21 DC Public and Public Charter Schools, including IDEA PCS.