As always, our programs are FREE for all students!

About LEP

The Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project (LPEP), was launched in June 2015 and serves both after-school and summer programming. 

LPEP fosters strong relationships with peers and mentors, promotes self-efficacy and provides a safe place, where participants’ ideas are valued. 

Our youth have the unique opportunity to use their talents to support the common good.  

The program is not prescriptive; rather students address salient issues that they themselves define and which best reflect their values and interests. 

Through the years, LPEP students have designed community-based projects to tackle the issues of post-secondary access, institutional racism, teen mental health and substance abuse, LGBTQ+ awareness and peer bullying. 

They have led the Lafayette in Action events, volunteered for the MLK March, given public presentations to educate the community on social issues and created local art, such as the DIVERSITY sign at Centaurus High School. 

LPEP students are empowered to make their voices heard, to reach out to other youth who are in need, to maintain their educational success and to express their passions in ways that give them purpose and self-fulfillment. 

The 2021-22 Academic Year will bring back LPEP after a COVID hiatus! 

Beginning February 2nd, students will meet after school at the ArtsHub, 420 Courtney Way in Lafayette (and free transportation will be provided for those who need it). 

Our youth will get to share with one another the social issues that have an impact on them and will create peer-led focus groups, diving into these issues with creative projects that promote positive social change.

LPEP 2021-22 will have an emphasis on Rebuilding Connection through Mental Health, and LPEP members will get to receive FREE therapy sessions with licensed therapists!

Be a Part of LPEP this FALL:

Monthly LPEP Rallies!

All LPEP Rallies are 10am-2pm and include lunch
Registration and Activity Details Coming coon!

Oct 18 – Mental Health Empowerment: Re-Defining “Normal” After the Trauma of Covid-19

Nov 22 – Understanding Thanksgiving: Honoring Indigenous People 

Dec 20 – Social Stigma & Homelessness: Creating Holiday gifts for the homeless
 
Jan 17 – Lafayette MLK March: Uncovering the history of segregation and how to heal it in 2021

High School Spring Term

High School LPEP meets every Monday 4-5:30pm.

Middle School Spring Term

Middle School LPEP meets every Wednesday 4-5:30pm.

Summer Term

Summer LPEP will be an absolute blast, running every weekday from June 6th-July 1st.

LPEP History

***LPEP History is coming soon to this web page! Stay tuned!

***LPEP History is coming soon to this web page! Stay tuned!