High School Peer Model Program

Tutoring at Kinney Center

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If you are a local high school student looking for meaningful experience consider participating in the Kinney Center’s High School Peer Model Program. High School Peer Models work alongside neurodiverse peers modeling appropriate behavior, participating in conversations and building friendships. Your role is essential to helping our participants with autism develop the communication and social skills needed to build relationships with family members, teachers, therapists, and peers. Your High School Peer Model experience will be guided by a Saint Joseph’s University undergraduate student, called a Kinney SCHOLAR. They will provide you and your fellow high school peer models with the following:

  • Training on autism spectrum disorder
  • Meaningful feedback and guidance
  • Team building
  • Facilitation of group project 
  • Access to campus life


Everyone is so happy and positive, and it makes me that way. It makes me feel comfortable to work with these kids."


Caroline Glavin