Health Information Project, Inc. (HIP) is a peer-to-peer comprehensive health education program partnering with both public and independent private high schools across Miami. HIP provides students with the tools to make educated decisions about their health. HIP empowers teens to tackle the health crises of their generation by recruiting and training them to be peer educators at their own schools. These teens are trained to implement the HIP program in the ninth grade classrooms, providing their peers with practical health information, facilitating discussion about critical health topics and connecting them to vital health resources at their schools and in their communities.
This year alone, HIP is working with 58 high schools, serving over 33,000 ninth graders, taught by 1,700 11th and 12th grade peer health educators!