Designed for Middle, High School, and College Students
Our VOICE offers a variety of innovative programs pursuing our mission of creating a community free from sexual violence. Each program is evidenced-based or research-informed for maximum impact and designed to reach a broad range of populations throughout Buncombe County.
Our VOICE school programs are designed for 6th-12th grade and college-aged students. We provide programs free of charge to public schools and request $200 for all other institutions, on a sliding scale. Please contact us to discuss discounted rates if this price is beyond your budget. We strongly believe financial challenges should not restrict anyone’s access to these programs.
Shifting Boundaries – (Middle Grades) A CDC approved, evidence-based prevention program for middle school students on bullying, sexual harassment, and precursors to dating violence. (4 sessions)
Consent is Everything (Middle / High / College) – A research-informed, stand alone workshop exploring the difference between flirting and harassment, defining and discussing consent, and exploring active bystander intervention strategies. (1 session)
Own Who U R (online safety) – (Middle / High) – A research-informed, stand alone workshop, designed to improve critical media literacy of online content. Addressing the risks associated with sexting, cyber-bullying, and security habits, Own Who U R also empowers students with greater awareness of how to use the internet to find support and access resources. (1 session)
CodeRED (College) – Early college years are commonly referred to as the “red zone” for likelihood of experiencing sexual assault. In this workshop, students learn about Consent, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA), and Bystander Intervention techniques to help interrupt and prevent potentially harmful situations.
NonToxic (Healthy Masculinity, All Ages) – Candidly addressing stereotypes and how social policing of young men’s behavior can lead to unhealthy expectations and emotional repression, NonToxic explores an array of relevant historical issues, power, privilege, and modern influences. Participants are encouraged to think independently and use ByStander Intervention tactics to become advocates for equity among their peers.
ByStander Intervention Techniques (School/ Community/ All Ages) – Statistically proven to be the most effective method of reducing problem behaviors within a population, ByStander Intervention techniques empower every community member to recognize their vital role in establishing and maintaining a culture of consent.