Program educates local teens

first_imgSaint Mary’s senior Cat Cleary and junior Laura Corrigan teamed up this semester to work with high school students in South Bend through a program called “Use Your Voice.” They created the program, directed toward teens, to raise awareness about sexual harassment in schools, as well as to improve prevention methods and responsiveness to the issue. After receiving the 2011-2012 Campus Action Project grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Cleary and Corrigan said they used the funds to implement “Use Your Voice” at four high schools in the South Bend Community School Corporation through 60-minute afterschool workshops. “Our goals for this program and this semester are to start a conversation at each of these schools about sexual harassment because dialogue is a great step in the right direction,” Cleary said. “We also know this is a complex issue that needs a coordinated community response, so our goal is for students, teachers, parents and other high school staff to gain knowledge from this.” Cleary said last summer the AAUW polled 1,965 students from grades 7 to 12 about their thoughts and experiences with sexual harassment. According to the survey, 30 percent witnessed online sexual harassment and 44 percent experienced sexual harassment in person. “We know this is a complex issue that needs a coordinated community response, so our goal is for students, teachers, parents and other high school staff to gain knowledge from this,” Cleary said. Cleary and Corrigan said they learned about the Campus Action Project grant through the National Student Advisory Council. They received the grant from AAUW based on a research report they released in November about harassment in schools, specifically grades 7 through 12. Cleary was also appointed as a representative of women at universities across the United States last year, while Corrigan is one of 10 women on the National Student Advisory Council this year. Cleary and Corrigan said they want “Use Your Voice” to raise awareness about sexual harassment and make schools a safer place. “We really want teens to know that they have a safe place to report sexual harassment issues to,” Corrigan said. “Sexual harassment in schools is a preventable issue that students should not have to simply live with.”last_img read more

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Senate to probe Tolentinos novel legal theories

first_imgSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements WITH the success of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Women’s Beach Volleyball League last Nov. 26 at the Fort San Pedro sand court in the Plaza Independencia playgrounds, the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) is expected to add another sand court at the venue to accommodate more participants in upcoming tournaments next year.“We are adding another beach volleyball sand court at Fort San Pedro since the sport has become very popular due to the participation of over 220 women players coming from the barangays, public schools and the private sector during the month-long competition recently,” Hayco said.ADVERTISEMENT WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hayco said before that the future of beach volleyball in Cebu is very bright and the addition of another court will help further boost the popularity of the sport here.PSC beach volley consultant Eric Lecain, for his part, was quoted in earlier reports as saying that the PSC-sponsored tournament saw “a huge boost in the beach volleyball program in Cebu.”FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThe date of the 2014 year-opening tournament of the sport, though, is still not set but Hayco said it may be held middle of next month.  /Correspondent JADE S. VIOLETA Painters refuse to go quietly PBA: Rain or Shine overcomes San Miguel, McCullough’s 51 to avert sweep Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hip PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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