What is REbeL?
REbeL is an innovative, peer-education and prevention program designed to address eating and body image issues founded by psychologist Dr. Laura Eickman as a pilot program in one high school in Overland Park, Kansas in 2008. REbeL has since grown to over 35 active chapters with hundreds of members in middle schools, high schools, and community centers in 5 different states. In REbeL, students are educated about the prevalence of eating and body image issues, the ineffectiveness of diets, mindful eating and exercise, the impact of negative self-talk, and media literacy. Exploring these topics helps students improve their own self-esteem and confidence, while at the same time developing leadership and valuable critical thinking skills. Students then become agents of positive change through school-wide and community activism.
You’ve reached REbeL’s Programming Portal. Here we allow public access to a collection of resources and videos and guidance in hosting your very own Whiteboard Photo Station. Scroll down to see what’s happening now on social media and to read our latest BE-logs.
If you’re interested in learning more or in starting a REbeL chapter in a school or community center near you, click here to contact our Program Director. Starting a chapter is easy with online access to comprehensive Chapter Sponsor and peer educator training modules, a step-by-step guide to running a chapter, our easy-to-use dissonance-based curriculum, an our interactive Chapter Sponsor forum.
A Message from our Founder, Dr. Laura Eickman
What’s Happening Now on REbeL Social Media
REbeL Website BE-log Posts
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