Outriggers

Learn About What Outriggers Does!

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out·rig·ger [definition]-a framework extended outboard from the side of a boat; supporting a float that gives stability.

Just like the definition of an “outrigger” states, Outrigger Peer Educators are dedicated to helping others maintain balance and improve all aspects of their organization. Outriggers Peer Educators work by request to develop individualized programs catered to the particular desires of the organization in need.  We develop programs catered towards team building, communication, group dynamics, leadership, and group goals. Requesting Outriggers is a great opportunity to mix up your weekly meeting or add to trainings, retreats, etc. Outriggers serves groups and organizations in the Harrisonburg and JMU community. Outriggers provide the opportunity for organizations to recognize and fulfill their own highest potential. Ultimately, Outrigger Peer Educators are “Peers Helping Peers Help Themselves.”

Here’s how it works:

Outriggers facilitate programs that include hands on activities and in depth discussions. Request a program, and we will create an individualized program for you. Programs generally last between 45-90 minutes. We have helped out in executive meetings, committee meetings, hall meetings, general meetings, after school programs, retreats, sports practices and other events.

Fill out the Program Request Sheet and return it in person to Madison Union 320B or via email at outriggers@jmu.edu or fill out the following form online:Online Outriggers Program Request Sheet We ask that you submit a program request at least 10 days before the requested program date. We can’t wait to work with you! If you have any questions or comments please contact the Outrigger PA, Kimmy Ewen at outriggers@jmu.edu. Please feel free to stop by the Outrigger office in Madison Union 320B.

Join Our Team!

We look for members who…

  • Are willing to help others and learn
  • Enjoy teamwork, communication and leadership
  • Can commit at least 3 semesters
  • Feel comfortable speaking in front of others
  • Enjoy family style organizations
  • Have creative stylish shoes (you’ll find out why)

We accept applications each fall. Following a review of paper applications by all current members and advisors, group and individual interviews will be conducted. The number of new members taken each year varies based on previous member graduation.

 

Meet the Outriggers
Kimmy Ewen
Kimmy Ewen

Program Assistant

Ryan Strand
Ryan Strand

Membership/Outreach Committee Head

Brittney Mason
Brittney Mason

Training Committee Head

Lauren Rowell
Lauren Rowell

Internal Affairs Committee Head

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson

Workshop Committee Head

Emily Hivick
Emily Hivick
Josh Bensink
Josh Bensink
Hannah Pelligrino
Hannah Pelligrino
Rachel Bensink
Rachel Bensink
Jessie Stratton
Jessie Stratton
Justice Baird
Justice Baird
Joseph Heller
Joseph Heller
Tara Phelan
Tara Phelan
Morgan Billingsley
Morgan Billingsley
John Lobdell
John Lobdell
Harry Hudome
Harry Hudome
Lizzet Suarez
Lizzet Suarez
Sean Adams
Sean Adams
Zack McCann
Zack McCann
Katie Lese
Katie Lese

Advisor

Jennifer Morgan
Jennifer Morgan

Graduate Assistant

Questions? Contact the Outrigger PA, Kimmy Ewen, at outriggers@jmu.edu