The People Empowering People Program is a personal and family development program with a strong community focus. Created by Cheryl Czuba, UConn Extension Educator, the PEP program builds upon individual life experiences and strengths to encourage growth in communication and problem solving skills, parent/family relationships and community involvement. The PEP program is coordinated by Cathleen T. Love, Ph.D, UConn Professor of Extension [more].The PEP program has graduated over one thousand people in over fifteen years.
PEP participants, PEP facilitators and communities benefit.
Participants: PEP helps participants focus on their own personal strengths. They enhance their communication skills, problem solving abilities, parenting and relationship skills, and they achieve a greater understanding of, and become more involved with their communities.
Facilitators: PEP helps facilitators learn more about their community and gain skills in working with groups.
Communities: PEP helps build leaders who take an active role in their community.