Prevention Education

Prevention Education

MESA’s prevention programs focus on shifting the culture that condones, normalizes and excuses sexual assault to one that is safe and free of all forms of sexual violence. We deliver programs of education, prevention, and bystander intervention in our schools, local agencies and businesses to increase awareness and reduce the occurrence of sexual assault.

MOST CLUB

The Men of Strength (MOST) Club is a space where guys can come together and talk about what it means to be a man.

MOST Club Goals:

Provide a space for guys to connect
Build capacity for leadership and allyship
Grow awareness of subtle forms of violence
Explore different models of manhood

MOST Clubs were developed in 2000 by Men Can Stop Rape to mobilize young men in building masculinity that promotes healthy relationships and prevents gender-based violence.

 

PEERS BUILDING JUSTICE (PBJ)

Peers Building Justice has two main components:

  1. Curriculum: Adult Mentors from SPAN and MESA provide in-classroom education about dating and sexual violence. PBJ uses the evidenced-based curriculum Safe Dates, which is given over a dosage of 6-8 sessions. To learn more about the curriculum and how to schedule presentations for a BVSD classroom, visit our Curriculum Page.
  2. Training Institute: The Training Institute is a group of high school youth who meet regularly after school to promote social justice and resist violence in our communities. The Training Institute is open to all BVSD students. To learn more, visit our Training Institute Page.

PBJ aims to educate and empower youth to prevent interpersonal and sexual violence while promoting social justice in our communities.

MEN STANDING UP (MSU)

Men Standing Up (MSU) is a group of dedicated male-identified volunteers who work to mobilize other men in ending sexual violence.

MSU volunteers assist with MESA events, participate in community advocacy, and facilitate workshops on themes like healthy masculinities, sexual violence prevention, and bystander intervention. Volunteers must have flexible schedules, including some day time availability (due to working with schools).

MSU volunteers must attend 20 hours of initial training. The next training dates are:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5th from 9am-4pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 6th from 9am-4pm
  • Monday, Oct. 1st from 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3rd from 6pm-9pm

For questions please email info@movingtoendsexualassault.org.

To apply to volunteer, please click the button below.

Prevent Sexual Harassment with MESA's customized, affordable trainings

What does Sexual Harassment look like? It can be:

  • Verbal (inappropriate jokes)
  • Physical (unwelcome touching)
  • Visual (sharing sexual pictures)

For more information: email info@movingtoendsexualassault.org or call 303-443-0400.