Now that she has returned to campus for her graduation year at Northeastern, University Scholar Arunika Makam is looking forward to assisting younger students off-campus. She is co-president of the Northeastern chapter of Peer Health Exchange, a national non-profit organization that focuses on helping people of high-school age make healthy choices.
Makam and her co-president, Jacqueline Huynh, lead the effort in training their Northeastern peers to work with more than 800 students at 10 under-resourced high schools in Boston. The focus is on providing young people with the means to make good choices in terms of sexual health, mental health, and substance use.
Of the 250 volunteers involved in Peer Health Exchange programs in Boston,