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GEN Z PEER ADVOCATE ACADEMY


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Introducing BLOOM365’s

GEN Z PEER ADVOCATE ACADEMY

in collaboration with the National Organization for Victim Assistance’s 2019 Conference

BLOOM365’s 3-Day Gen Z Peer Advocate Academy prepares teens to lead and facilitate peer to peer advocacy and awareness campaigns throughout the year. Teens from across the U.S. are coming together in Phoenix, Arizona to develop, refine, practice and share ideas and solutions to prevent domestic violence, sexual violence and teen dating violence at the root causes. Teens will leave the training ready to:​

  • Educate and activate peers to promote and model safe and healthy relationships
  • Facilitate peer to peer conversations and activities on root cause prevention, self-esteem and self-care
  • Partner with trusted adult allies to connect peers who are witnessing or experiencing victimization to support and help
  • Inspire and involve peers to change the social norms that promote and normalize gender-based violence
  • Advocate #UprootAbuse in Gen Z and beyond!

Teens who complete the Academy are eligible to APPLY to become a certified BLOOM365 Lead Peer Advocate or a member of the BLOOM365 National Teen Advisory Board and are given priority consideration.

DAY 1: ADVOCATE (July 22)

Activate the peer advocate within you!

DAY 2: ACTIVATE (July 23)

Activate the peer leader and change agent within you!

DAY 3: EDUCATE (July 24)

Activate your knowledge to educate peers on how to cultivate safe and healthy relationships.

Choose to attend one day or all three!

LUNCH IS INCLUDED IN THE COST

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES

3-DAY ACADEMY COST= $105* SINGLE DAY COST=$35*

*Full and sliding fee scholarships available so ALL teens can attend.

Email marli@bloom365.org for a scholarship application.

Early Bird Registration Ends May 30, 2019

ABOUT BLOOM365’s Peer Advocate Crew (PAC)

The BLOOM365 PAC is a year-long national program that begins with a Summer or Winter Gen Z Leadership Academy (July 22-24 or December 27, 28, 30) which prepares teens to lead Peer Advocate Crews (PACS) and peer to peer awareness campaigns throughout the school year.

Peer Advocate Crew training topics include the red flags of domestic violence, sexual violence and teen dating violence, characteristics of healthy relationships, organizing for safe and supportive schools/communities, root cause prevention, dialogue and discourse, influence mapping, trusted adult allies, storytelling, and peer to peer outreach.

To raise awareness of available resources for peers who are witnessing, experiencing or causing victimization, the PACS work together at the grassroots and national levels to plan and promote the following BLOOM365 campaign activities and resources:

  • #GoPurple Day in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • #BloomItUp Day in February during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
  • #CoffeeNConsent Day in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • #equaLITyDay in June during PRIDE Month
  • 1.888.606.HOPE (4673) Text/Chat Peer Advocacy Line

To cultivate a positive school culture where empathy, respect, consent, equality, equity, kindness, and peace are promoted as strengths, PAC’s facilitate quarterly peer to peer dialogue to action “study circles,” which amplify and activate the ideas of teens to promote positive change.

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