On Friday, May 19th, 2023 CUNY Peer Leaders gathered at the CUNY Graduate Center to present their final projects for the culminating showcase. At the CPL kick-off leaders choose the topic of mental health to focus on during the academic school year. Through a hybrid style of sessions, leaders met every other Friday from 3-5 pm to discuss professional development, music & mental health, pursuing graduate school versus non-academic careers, self-awareness through Body-Mapping, and sharing their poetry during the CPL Open Mic. We also had a wonderful time during our enrichment activities which included Broadway shows and musicals like The Lion King, and Fat Ham, and a visit to the Museum of the City of New York! CPLs presented fantastic projects during this hybrid-style showcase! Echoing our various sessions throughout the year, leaders gave another take on mental health awareness with poetry collections and even workshops that can be implemented in their communities. Others presented incredible paintings and lectures that spoke on the social commentaries of child labor and the lack of resources for immigrants and communities of color. Through a myriad of projects, students tapped into visual, auditory, and kinesthetic projects that provided audience members with tangible examples of the kind of work and hope they have for CUNY in the future. Overall, the showcase was a massive success! We are incredibly proud of our leaders and wish them the best as alumni!
Our CPL Application for Fall 2023/Spring 2024 is now open and available here!