About Us

OUR MISSION

Prevent interpersonal violence BEFORE it begins.

Removing the barriers to help and preventing abuse before it starts will increase safety, healing and well-being for this generation of

youth and the next.

OUR VISION

Safe and healthy relationships for all- free of interpersonal violence.

OUR PROMISE

Our name is our promise:

Bring Love On Others More 365 Days A Year.

OUR B.H.A.G.

(Big Hairy Audacious Goal)

Educate and activate10% of youth as peer advocates and adults as trusted allies across the U.S. by the year 2030 to uproot abuse in a generation.

WHAT WE DO

We tackle a preventable problem, with tangible solutions.

We educate young people on healthy and unhealthy relationships.

We advocate for young people who have been victimized by providing trauma informed emotional support and safety services to increase healing and well-being.

We activate students as peer advocates who amplify our mission, engage in honest peer to peer conversations and lead their campus communities in the work to cultivate a culture of empathy, respect and consent for all.

Intervene

We intervene early and save lives by providing trauma informed counseling, conflict resolution and coping skills to young people at risk for perpetrating violence now and into adulthood.

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We train parents, school personnel, youth service providers and other trusted adults as allies ready to prevent, respond, and alleviate the impact of interpersonal violence trauma on youth.

Through these five primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies, bloom365 offers individuals, schools, communities and society, a framework to uproot abuse in a generation.

It was only 8th grade 
And the abuse was insane 
We started off as friends 
And our love would never end 
Until that day 
Your hand reached my face 
Bruises on my body but I told myself I'm fine 
Even tho every night suicide was on my mind 
You took everyone away from me even my mom 
Running away with you with nowhere to be found 
Dropped outta school cause that's what you told me to do 
Fear in my eyes I could hardly breath 
When you raised your fist I was hoping you would miss
I didn’t even mention you were older by 2 years 
Cause every time I tried my eyes would fill with tears 

Now here’s the part everyone wants hear

How bloom365 became an open ear

Well, I told my history and they said they have something for me

Gave me tools to help my community

Now I’m standing here tell my story. 

#SerenityStrong

WHAT 
WE  BELIEVE

At BLOOM365, we believe…

 

  1. All young people, regardless of ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or race, deserve access to education, safety and opportunities to thrive.

  2. There is no such thing as “troubled youth…” it is the world around them that is troubled.

  3. Root cause prevention is the solution to ending interpersonal violence.

  4. Youth, with the support of trusted adults at home, in school and throughout the community, have the power and potential to cultivate a culture of empathy, respect, consent and healthy relationships for all.

  5. Progress and consensus lies “in the middle.” This is a place where individuals of all political, spiritual, and lived experiences come together and agree that interpersonal violence perpetrated against any/all youth, teens and adults is intolerable.

 

As a BLOOM365 community, we commit to:

 

  1. No victim blaming, ever.

  2. Showing up for youth every time.

  3. Working with passion, integrity and authenticity.

OUR

INNOVATION

Originally an "Are you blooming or wilting?" prevention concept based on research, created by our Founder, Donna Bartos and brought to life by graphic designer Brian Richardson, this tool has evolved into a promising practice approach that:

  • increases knowledge

  • disrupts unhealthy social norms

  • elevates self-esteem

  • inspires active bystander attitudes

  • mobilizes youth and adult allies as partners in prevention

  • reduces the consequences of unaddressed abuse and violence among young people.

 

Seed funded by Social Venture Partners Arizona, the Verizon Foundation and the Armstrong Family Foundation in the pivotal pilot years, bloom365's solutions are now scaling across the U.S.

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