PAVE is a premier provider of educational speakers and workshops on college campuses and in high schools. Featuring the nation’s leading experts on sexual assault prevention and survivor empowerment, our educators take a positive and proactive approach that engages men and women to be a part of the solution.
PAVE high school and college workshop facilitators present PAVE’s high school curriculum that is focused on consent, healthy relationships, supporting survivors and bystander intervention.
“Based on my analyses of the pre- and post-testing of participants in the PAVE program, the program resulted in statistically significant improvements in (1) knowledge about appropriate bystander behaviors, (2) knowledge about how to support a friend who has experienced sexual assault, and (3) knowledge about the university’s [ or schools] responsibility in the case of reported sexual assault. Additionally the program resulted in statistically significant reductions in acceptance of particular rape myths—namely, that most sexual assaults are committed by strangers and that most people who report sexual assaults are lying. Based on these preliminary data, I would conclude that the program was effective in promoting increased knowledge and positive attitude change.”
– Zoë D. Peterson, PhD, Director of the Sexual Assault, Research, Education Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
PAVE is proud to partner with Flip Rodriguez, a Hollywood stuntman on American Ninja Warrior. Working with Flip, PAVE educated thousands of high school students on consent and healthy masculinity.
PAVE ATHLETES FOR CONSENT
Led by teachers who are also coaches and former collegiate athletes, PAVE Athletes for Consent is a powerful, participatory workshop series for student-athletes that examines the dynamic impact athletes have on their schools and society.
Now more than ever is the time to have that “uncomfortable” conversation on sexuality and consent, to change the rhetoric around “locker room talk” and, in effect, decrease the alarming number of athletic programs involved in sexually violent crimes. Let’s empower our athletes – who we all are watching on the court and in the field – to do the right thing when no one is looking.
COACH SPOTLIGHT: KYLE PETTY
After playing Division II volleyball at Barton College where she earned a degree in education, Kyle has been teaching health for all grades for the last 9 years, 7 of which have been in the D.C. area. In addition to classroom and curriculum development work in Family Life and Planning, Kyle coaches varsity level volleyball and basketball.
“Kyle’s ability to mix her teaching background as well as absolute desire to educate our student-athletes about safe dating is evident by her unique ability to understand her audience and demand participation. She allowed the players to speak freely about what cultivates healthy relationships in high school… how alcohol and drugs could play a role in relationships as well as whose responsibility it is to know when something may run afoul. She encouraged student-athletes to elaborate on realistic examples of situations and discussed how best to react should they arise again…Her enthusiasm and passion about the topic was evident and far superior to anyone I’ve seen discuss this topic.”
– Evan Rodger, High School Teacher; Boys’ Lacrosse Coach
Last summer, the “St Paul’s Rape Case” prompted an important conversation about sexual assault and bullying in high school. Chessy, the high school survivor in the case, bravely decided to come forward and shatter the silence on the Today Show at the beginning of this school year and launch the #IHaveTheRightTo initiative with PAVE. Chessy Prout, PAVE Ambassador, wants to be a voice for others and refuses to be ashamed or silenced. Click to learn about her #IHaveTheRightTo book!
Arlington Public Schools. Want this program at your school? ask PAVE!This picture below is from a tabling event at a middle school in Arlington, VA with our friends at DHS Child and Family Services Division and BHD-@ArlProjectPeace – Grateful for our community partners!
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE
SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN H.S.
PAVE brought together four courageous and outspoken survivors who were raped in high school and bullied by classmates after their trauma. The convergence of these teen victims and their moms – several of whom have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS and 48 Hours – provided tangible tips to help parents understand the complex issue of prevention in schools, bullying, and helping teens heal.