The key to averting future acts of domestic violence is a holistic approach grounded in prevention-oriented, education-based programs.

Our program for young men and boys – MEN OF CODE — is designed to educate them about healthy relationships, consent, accountability, mental health, and leadership. Other topics include sexual assault, digital abuse, bystander intervention and financial literacy.

Young women must also be empowered to be their own advocates and support one another.

Our program for young women – BE YOUR OWN HERO —  is designed to increase self-esteem and help young women recognize their own strengths. Topics include healthy body image, distinctions between healthy and abusive relationships, consent, self defense, sexual assault, digital abuse, bullying, bystander intervention and financial literacy.

Empowering young people to recognize they deserve to be in healthy relationships is our fundamental mission and key to our success.

Our programs reach young people in middle and high schools and also on college campuses through the NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COLLEGE TOUR.

Targeted educational programs help young people understand how healthy, respectful relationships look through training, life-skills workshops, and mentorship designed to instill confidence and empower them as leaders, change agents and role models for their peers.