Health and Wellness

Juniors and seniors launch the Health Information Project at RE

More than 50 Ransom Everglades juniors and seniors opened a series of peer-to-peer meetings with RE ninth graders on Oct. 5, fanning out to classrooms on the upper school campus to deliver important information on health and wellness. The student leaders, known as Peer Health Educators, trained for the leadership roles under the direction of the Health Information Project (HIP), a Miami-based health education organization founded in 2009 by Risa Berrin '98 that is in its eighth year at RE.
The Peer Health Educators will cover topics ranging from substance abuse to depression, providing the ninth-grade students with valuable information and a safe space to talk about their experiences and concerns. RE faculty member Karen Key serves as the HIP advisor, but adults do not participate in the sessions.

The HIP model is preventive, not reactive, and HIP has partnered with more than 100 schools across the state of Florida and beyond, serving more than 425,000 students since its founding. 

See the RE Log story on HIP and Berrin here.

RE HIP Peer Health Educators
Chloe Alfonso ’24 
Sophie Ansin ’25 
Mario Antonnacio ’25 
Eliza Arnold ’24 
Matias Blanco ’25 
Mia Bouyoucef ’25 
James Brown ’24 
Gemma Bucci ’25 
Manuel Campos ’25 
Adriana Carvalho ’25 
Rafa Cornell ’25 
Ana Curry ’24 
Luca Falero ’25 
Nicolas Fayad ’24 
Daniel Figueroa ’24 
Jonah Fishman ’25 
Elle Geller ’25 
Diana Gonzalez ’24 
Kaitlyn Gonzalez ’24 
Nicolas Harper ’25 
Eden Harris ’24 
Grace Hucks ’24 
Olivia Janette ’24 
Mia Jean Claude ’25
Kenzie Kaplan ’25 
Nate Kaplan ’24 
Mason Lastra ’25 
Anna Lavernia ’25 
Amelia Lazarus ’25 
Gavin Lieber ’25 
Gabi Lieberman ’24 
Ella Lombardo ’24 
Karina Ly ’25 
T.J. Malone ’25 
Casey Manno ’25 
Noah Martin ’25 
Sofia Martin ’25 
Luna Molla ’25 
Latrice Nelson ’25 
Juliana Perez ’24 
Martin Piedrehita ’24 
Frankie Pines ’25 
Nicolas Poliak ’24 
Sofia Rakhimi ’25 
Nina Rivera ’25 
Sophia Romanov ’24 
Scarlett Sable ’24 
Jaerla Sajous ’25 
Lauren Scott ’24 
Armando Segrera ’25 
Riley Sepin ’25 
Max Solomon ’25 
Ethan Sullivan ’25 
Julia Torto ’24 
Nick Viana ’24 
Stephanie Wallen ’24 
Nolan Wu ’24 
Hannah Zuckerman ’25 
Vladimir Ponomarenko ’25
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.