The High Impact Peer Program (HIPP) at Perrysburg Junior High School (PJHS) is a proven program that focuses on anti-bullying, developing leadership and self-confidence within the school. This program has been in place for decades at PJHS, and has impacted hundreds of students.

Each semester, 24-26 students are chosen by faculty and advisors at PJHS based on the skills that they already possess, but also on the potential they have shown. These students participate in an intense overnight camp experience where they are pushed outside of their comfort zone through rope courses, team challenges and deep self-reflection. Students also attend sessions relating to leadership and how good leaders can help stop/prevent bullying. The result is that these young people learn to be leaders and advocates for each other and their community.

The students who have this life-changing experience each year are challenged to bring those lessons back to their peers and share what they have learned through programs, presentations and one-to-one conversations.