PAVE is a premier provider of educational speakers and workshops on college campuses and in high schools. Featuring the nation’s leading experts on sexual assault prevention and survivor empowerment, our educators take a positive and proactive approach that engages men and women to be a part of the solution.
PAVE high school workshop facilitators present PAVE’s high school curriculum that is focused on consent, healthy relationships, supporting survivors and bystander intervention.
Executive Summary: Zoë D. Peterson, PhD, Director of the Sexual Assault, Research, Education Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis:
Based on my analyses of the pre- and post-testing of participants in the PAVE program, the
program resulted in statistically significant improvements in (1) knowledge about appropriate bystander behaviors, (2) knowledge about how to support a friend who has experienced sexual assault, and (3) knowledge about the university’s responsibility in the case of reported sexual assault. Additionally the program resulted in statistically significant reductions in acceptance of particular rape myths—namely, that most sexual assaults are committed by strangers and that most people who report sexual assaults are lying. Based on these preliminary data, I would conclude that the program was effective in promoting increased knowledge and positive attitude change.
PAVE is proud to partner with Flip Rodriguez, a Hollywood stuntman on American Ninja Warrior. Working with Flip, PAVE educated thousands of high school students on consent and healthy masculinity.
Last summer, the “St Paul’s Rape Case” prompted an important conversation about sexual assault and bullying in high school. Chessy, the high school survivor in the case, bravely decided to come forward and shatter the silence on the Today Show at the beginning of this school year and launch the #IHaveTheRightTo initiative with PAVE. Chessy Prout, PAVE Ambassador, wants to be a voice for others and refuses to be ashamed or silenced. Click here to learn about her #IHaveTheRightTo book!
PAVE’s #ConsentIs program reaching youth at Kenmore & Swanson Middle School
Arlington Public Schools. Want this program at your school? ask PAVE!This picture below is from a tabling event at a middle school in Arlington, VA with our friends at DHS Child and Family Services Division and BHD-@ArlProjectPeace – Grateful for our community partners!
Featured Speakers Include
Sexual Assaults In High School
PAVE brought together four courageous and outspoken survivors who were raped in high school and bullied by classmates after their trauma. The convergence of these teen victims and their moms – several of whom have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS and 48 Hours – provided tangible tips to help parents understand the complex issue of prevention in schools, bullying, and helping teens heal.