Prevention Education

Prevention Education Programs

MESA’s prevention education programs empower participants to lead in the transformation of our current culture, which normalizes and encourages sexual violence, into a culture based on consent, safety and respect.

Youth Programs

Athletes As Leaders

Athletes As Leaders is a prevention program for high school athletes on girls’ sports teams that aims to empower student athletes to take an active role in promoting healthy relationships and ending sexual violence.

Coaches engage female athletes in conversations that work to build leadership skills, empowerment, and equity. Topics covered include challenging gender stereotypes, privilege & oppression, self-image & standards of beauty, rumor spreading, relationships, consent, messages about manhood, and promoting positivity.

Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM)

Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based prevention program that trains and motivates high school coaches to teach their young male athletes healthy relationship skills and that violence never equals strength.

Coaches engage male athletes in conversations that focus on healthy relationships, consent, and equity. Coaches discuss the following topics with players: personal responsibility, insulting language, disrespectful behavior toward women & girls, digital disrespect, understanding consent, bragging about sexual reputation, aggression, relationship abuse, communicating boundaries, and promoting equality.