As always, our programs are FREE for all students!

About LEP

The Lafayette Peer Empowerment Project (LPEP), was launched in June 2015 and provides 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, 2022, 7-12th grade students will meet after school at the Empowerment Center, as a focused youth-hangout. 

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 & Winter with:

LPEP Rallies are a 10am-3pm Event on BVSD days off, for grades 7-12th, held at the Empowerment Center

Complete with a catered lunch, LPEP rallies are a day of interactive experiences that give youth a voice, empower new thoughts & ideas and strengthen their understandings of creating Social Change.

The days start with fun group icebreakers and an engaging youth discussion with our panelists of topical experts. Moving into the afternoons, youth choose small groups to create with as they explore and develop their unique viewpoints for Social Change.

FREE Admission!

Sign up to Attend one or all of the LPEP Rallies listed below:

  • October 18th

    Normalizing Mental Health: Empowering Youth to Rebuild Connection After the Trauma of Covid-19

  • November 22nd

    Understanding Thanksgiving: Honoring Indigenous People

  • December 20th

    Social Stigmas & Homelessness: Creating Holiday gifts for the homeless

  • January 17th

    Lafayette MLK March: Uncovering the history of segregation and how to heal it in 2021

Take a Stand

Make Your Voices Heard

Create Social Change

Connect & Create

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.