Prevention Education

joyMESA believes that we must work to prevent sexual violence before it happens. As a result, we offer a variety of sexual violence prevention programs to meet the needs of different people.

  • The Men Standing Up Program

    Most men are against sexual violence, but the lack of male engagement in ending sexual assault shows a need for education and mobilization that specifically addresses to men. Because of this, MESA’s Men Standing Up (MSU) Program frames sexual violence prevention as a men’s issue. Through events, workshops, and training, MSU informs, enlists, and empowers men in our community to become active participants in the movement to end sexual assault.

  • Peers Building Justice (PBJ)

    PBJ works to promote social justice and prevent sexual and intimate partner violence in our communities through:

    1. Education. We offer a variety of presentations for youth and adults including an evidence-based violence prevention curriculum for middle and high school students.
    2. Youth Leadership. Our after school youth group uses art projects to promote social justice and challenge violence in our communities.
    3. Societal change. Our Action Research Internship for high school students focuses on creating lasting change in Boulder County. We believe that long-term change has to involve an examination of policies and practices.
  • Community Education

    This is available for teens and adults residing or working in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Topics include sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual harassment in the workplace, trauma informed youth work/ teaching, healthy relationships, responding to survivors, MESA services, and other topics related to understanding or preventing sexual violence.

If you are interested in any of the above programs or would like a presentation at your school, business, organization or place of worship please contact the Prevention Education Team via email or by phone at 303-443-0400. 

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