Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble
Fund the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, 20 local students who create and perform theatre on relationship issues, to more than 3,000 youth audience members in 15 performances each year. This is SafePlace’s portion in conjunction with another community sponsor.
Summer Job Program—a 5-week youth employment program for teens ages 14-17. Youth earn minimum wage for 20 hours per week while learning valuable job readiness skills. (collaboration with the City of Austin Summer Work-based Learning Program)
Expect Respect School-based Counseling and Support Groups
Fund a Counselor to provide the 24-session Expect Respect Support Group program and individual counseling at school for youth exposed to violence.
Youth Leadership Training
Fund an Educator to educate students on dating abuse prevention and assist them in developing a student-led project to impact their entire school.
School and Community Training
Fund a Professional Training seminar for a school or community organization to increase safety for children and teens in their care. Topics include: Identifying youth exposed to violence, responding to incidents and disclosures, Creating a positive social environment and promoting healthy relationship skills.
School–Based Expect Respect Counseling
Support individual counseling sessions and advocacy for a student who has been exposed to violence or abuse.
Fund a student to participate in the 24-session Expect Respect Support Group Program at their school. Designed for youth exposed to violence, the support group program helps children increase personal safety, social support and skills for healthy relationships.
Community-Wide Prevention Activities
Fund events to engage youth and adults in promoting healthy relationships. Includes a city-wide campaign and Kick Off Event for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month featuring youth artists and performers; an Evening with Champions for student athletes and coaches, a Ropes Course field trips and mixed-gender discussions in local schools.
Starts with One
Individual Intake Session for youth exposed to violence includes supportive counseling, safety assessment and referral to needed services.
Educational presentation in a classroom or at a youth group on safe and healthy dating.
Thank you for supporting the 10th Annual A Day to Shine!
If you wish to make a donation over the phone please contact Kimberly Gifford, SAFE Director of Development at 512.577.4149.