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To improve our communities -- to make them places where people are healthy, safe, and cared for -- takes a lot of work. As community organizers, we know all too well that we can't do it alone. The ability to partner effectively with other organizations is absolutely essential to make lasting change and building healthy communities. 

BECOME

a Community Partner

Partnership – Roles and Responsibilities:

Your role will involve providing and/or collaborating on the following project activities:
  • Recruiting and actively engaging at least 10-12 youth to participate in all training sessions, workshops and online and field activities of the project.   
  • Provide guidance and expertise to inform the design and implementation of community engagement strategies by participating in campaign meetings.
  • Assist with planning Youth Workshops to inform the direction and content of the community mobilization. 
  • Assist with co-facilitating the Youth Workshops and community mobilization activities as needed  
  • Co-facilitate reflective exercises and conversation with youth from respective communities on issues around sexual violence prevention as needed
  • Estimated staff time requested from partner organization: Approx. 60- 70 hours* for the total project period. 

 Past and Current Community Partners

a Youth Leader

BECOME

To improve our communities -- to make them places where people are healthy, safe, and cared for -- takes a lot of work. As community organizers, we know all too well that we can't do it alone. The ability to partner effectively with other organizations is absolutely essential to make lasting change and building healthy communities. ​

I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE

Youth Leaders Are:

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  • Between the ages of 13-21, motivated and passionate to take action against teen dating and sexual violence
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, collaborative, and creative
  • Available for 18 weeks, with one two-hour session per week
  • Willing to be a leader in their communities

Youth Leaders Will:

  • Learn how gender roles, cultural and community strength combined with cultural stereotypes, mainstream media feeds and societal norms and expectations shape who we are and impact our self-identity
  • Discuss the role of bystanders in our communities, the importance of respecting consent, and other topics related to healthy relationships
  • Organize engagement activities communities to raise awareness of teen dating and sexual violence 
  • Contribute their unique voices through social media, videos, and other media requests
  • Engage with other youth leaders from their communities
  • Add skills and experiences to their resumes

How To Become

A Youth Leader

Become a Youth Leader and help raise awareness on an issue that affects your friends, peers, family, and the community at large. Join our Project DOT leaders actively preventing teen dating and sexual violence. 
or email our Senior Prevention Coordinator Christina Ortiz:
cortiz@svfreenyc.org

DONATE

Your gift makes it possible for Project DOT to provide the ultimate source of support for young people to prevent and end dating and sexual abuse, inspiring them to create a culture of healthy relationships and consent. 
Thank you for your support!

MAKE A DONATION

Our work is made possible by the generous contributions of people like you – people who share the commitment of engaging all communities in the prevention of sexual violence. With your help, survivors have a chance for full recovery. With your help, a world without sexual violence is possible. Please join us today.

FOR MORE INFO ON PROJECT DOT

CONTACT

CHRISTINA ORTIZ

Senior Prevention Coordinator

New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
32 Broadway, Suite 1101 New York, NY 10004
Phone: 212-229-0345  x. 305 

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