Meeting Them Where They’re At, Going Beyond the Chalkboard: School-Based Prevention Programming

  • “How do you deal with rumors that won’t go away?”  “What’s consent about?”  Students aren’t afraid to ask serious questions, but they don’t always find space in school to get the answers.  The SAVA Center’s decade-long partnership with Poudre School District in Northern Colorado brings violence prevention programming to students aged 6-18.  These programs provide a necessary environment for youth to learn more about themselves, gain critical thinking skills, and question daily messages about what it means to be guys and girls.  This workshop will provide an understanding of the implementation and outcomes of SAVA’s year-round youth programs.