Peers Building Justice (PBJ)

healingPBJ Campus Organizers
Campus Organizers are high school students who are interested in challenging the cultural norms that promote and encourage dating violence and sexual violence. They work to raise awareness about interpersonal violence and oppression in their schools and their communities through a variety of advocacy events and arts-based initiatives.

PBJ Campus Organizers complete an Advocacy Institute that arms them with knowledge about interpersonal violence and with skills to plan events, use social media to effectively advocate for social change, and develop art as part of an awareness campaign. Campus Organizers meet twice a month and commit to participating in PBJ for a full school year. Click here for more information or to apply.

PBJ Adult Mentors
Adult Mentors take on two roles in PBJ: (1) Presentations to high school classrooms and community youth groups on the issues of dating abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexism/gender violence and bystander intervention. (2) Helping to prepare PBJ Campus Organizers for community projects and community awareness campaigns.

Adult Mentors are required to complete a 44-hour SPAN/MESA Para-Professional Anti-violence training, attend monthly mentor meetings, and facilitate Campus Organizer meetings as needed. On average this is a 10-15 hour/month commitment for one school year. For more information please fill out MESA’s volunteer application.

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