As always, our programs are FREE for all students!
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.
Sign up to Attend one or all of the LPEP Rallies listed below:
Take a Stand
Make Your Voices Heard
Create Social Change
Connect & Create