OCC Youth Peer Advising Program
Peer support can be an important tool in helping children and youth overcome personal challenges they are facing at school or at home. Our Peer Advisors are available to provide encouragement and resources to help their peers create goals and navigate stressful situations and experiences, and they are also available to simply provide an empathetic ear.
All meetings are offered free of charge. OCC and our Peer Advisors are committed to confidentiality unless the participating youth or others may be harmed significantly if the information is not disclosed.
OCC Peer Advisor Application (Accepting new applications)
Reimbursement Form (Category: Peer Advisors)
W-9 Form (You may download and use the digital signature feature)
Request Form for youth and parents looking for peer advisors
Feedback on Peer Advisors
Justin is a current junior at the University of Washington. Justin is pursuing a dual degree in Computer Science and Informatics, passionate about tech innovation for social good and impacting as many people as possible. He is also an Officer for the Chinese Student Association at UW, a CSE Peer Advisor, and a podcast host.
Allina is a first year Masters student at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a B.S. in Neuroscience. She is passionate about improving mental health in young adult populations. Allina enjoys baking, the outdoors, and staying active.
Jenny is a junior at Jesuit High School, where she plays piano in the jazz band and leads the Asian Student Union club. She is highly interested in advocacy pursuits, specifically in regards to diversity and housing and education equity. Jenny enjoys listening to music, practicing the sport of fencing, and watching anime.
Kevin is a sophomore at Purdue University, majoring in finance with a minor in statistics. He has a passion for entrepreneurship and hopes to start his own business. He is involved on campus as consultant for the Boilermaker Consulting Group. Kevin loves to play soccer and has been playing ever since he was 7 years old.
Steven is a junior at Catlin Gabel School. He is fascinated by neuroscience and behavioral science, and hopes to pursue a career in neurology. He is passionate about assisting with social work, helping people through tough times, and doing all he can to make the world a better place. Steven enjoys reading, playing D&D with friends, and sleeping.
Sophia is a junior at Jesuit High School, where she is the Editor-in-Chief of Jesuit’s newsletter, The Pulse. She is passionate about equity in education and about making meaningful connections with communities through service and volunteerism. In her free time, she enjoys reading, figure skating, traveling, and photography.
Aaron Sha is a 3rd year attending USC as a Pre-Dental major with a Computational Biology Minor. Outside of class, he enjoys singing with his A Cappella group, writing for his science-communications journal, and producing music. Quarantine permitting, he also loves cooking with his friends and exploring local food venues.
Connor is currently a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. He is pursuing a BA in Physics and a BSE in Systems Science and Engineering as part of the VIPER. Connor is passionate about building a sustainable future and preserving this beautiful planet of ours. He loves nature and is always down for a hike!
Senna is currently a sophomore at Oregon State University. She is majoring in computer science and would like to have a career in the technological field. At her college, she is currently in the process of starting her club called GLTCH that focuses on girls in STEM. In her free time, she likes to hike and read.
Alex is a pre-med senior majoring in Human Biology at the University of Southern California. Alex serves as the president of USC’s Soul Cal Breaking team, tutors as the vice president of Teach for Los Angeles, and volunteers in a research lab. Besides these activities, he also enjoys working out, breakdancing, and watching anime.
Sarah is junior at Catlin Gabel School where she serves as a class president on the student association. She is passionate about uncovering her own identity while connecting to and helping the local Chinese community. When she is not at school or dance you can find her reading, running her small business, or watching cdramas.