PEER ADVOCATE ACADEMY | JULY 20-30,2020 | VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
Teens from across the globe are coming together in our virtual classroom to develop, refine, practice and share ideas and solutions to prevent domestic violence, sexual violence and teen dating violence at the root causes.
You will leave this Academy as an inspired, informed and trained BLOOM365 Peer Advocate ready to:
Amplify your voice, experience, and influence to help #UprootAbuse.
Educate, advocate and activate with your peers to prevent violence in your school and/or community.
Partner with trusted adult allies to recognize and remove the help seeking barriers faced by friends and/or peers who are witnessing, experiencing or causing domestic violence, sexual violence, teen dating violence, and/or gender-based violence.
Change the social norms that promote and normalize gender-based violence.
Activate your peer to peer influence to #UprootAbuse in Gen-Z, Gen-Alpha and beyond!
DAYS 1 & 2: EDUCATE
July 20 – 3.5 hours w/breaks
July 21 – 3.5 hours w/ breaks
DAYS 3 & 4: ADVOCATE
July 23 – 3 hours
July 24- 3 hours
DAYS 5 & 6: ACTIVATE
July 27- 3 hours
July 28- 3 hours
DAY 7: Healing through Storytelling Showcase
Our virtual academy will be held through Adobe Connect and Zoom meetings.
*Registration fee includes a t-shirt
1 REGISTRATION - $150 (ages 13-24)
2-4 REGISTRATIONS - $75 each
5 OR MORE REGISTRATIONS - $50 EACH
Young people who attend the Academy leave with a greater understanding of the root causes of interpersonal violence and skills to intervene and prevent these experiences, peer to peer.
This experience also provides 13-19 year old Next Gen Advocates with a safe space to cultivate their leadership skills and develop their unique leadership style.
Though qualitative and quantitative outcome measures, we expect the Lead Peer Advocate experiences to reflect the following:
More familiarity with how to support peer survivors of interpersonal violence (teen dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, gender based violence, cyber-stalking, etc.)
A decrease in tolerance of violence
More empathy and respect for others
An increase in peer-to-peer support
An increase in community awareness and involvement
An increase in self-esteem and self-awareness
More confidence in leadership abilities
Enhanced communication, conflict resolution, and healthy relationship skills
One 17-year-old from Surprise, AZ said the following about her experience at the Academy:
“Having the opportunity to educate my friends through the 7-Doses has helped me form deeper connections with my peers and made me more aware of the hidden issues plaguing teens”
Another 18-year-old from Glendale shared:
“I chose to be a Lead Peer Advocate in order to activate and amplify the voices of my peers to create a future that supports healthy masculinity, free of sexual violence.”
VIDEO: Peer Advocate Jaida had this to say about her experience...