Peer Leaders Support and Development (PLSD)

PLSD is a mutual support group for young peer leaders and advocates. Young leaders will get support from fellow youth advocates and learn from their experiences. The group will also include skill development opportunities. This support should enhance each member’s ability to be an effective peer leader.

This group will cover topics such as but not limited to:

  • Leadership development
  • Group facilitation
  • How to deal with conflict when working with youth
  • Way’s in which you can advocate
  • Cultural Competence
  • Understanding youth culture
  • Budgeting your group or group’s project
  • System Advocacy
Currently, PLSD groups are meeting in the Western/Central and NYC Regions!

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Western/Central: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware,  Erie,  Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe,  Montgomery, Niagara,  Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans,  Oswego, Otsego, Saint Lawrence, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Central in block letters going in a circleThis group meets once per month. To RSVP and to get call-in information, please contact  Azaria Wittekind at or call/text 585-314-2452.

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NYC: The Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond

This group meets every 1st Friday. For more information, contact Peterson Rodriguez at or 347-880-2735.

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Want to bring PLSD to your region? Contact your local RYP today!