Athletes As Leaders

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault / University of Washington Foundation
R1 2016-2017 $50,000

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress in Seattle, WA developed, implemented, and evaluated a girls’ athletic leadership program as part of a comprehensive school-wide sexual assault prevention project. This program was piloted in a large urban high school and complemented the Coaching Boys into Men® program being offered to every boys’ team.

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  • Learning Circles

    Learning Circles

    Athletes As Leaders participated in a RALIANCE/PreventConnect Webinar on August 22, 2017 as well as the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference on the RALIANCE track. Additionally, there has been significant interest from dozens of communities across the country in wider implementation. A national pilot and evaluation is planned in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    Athletes As Leaders was implemented with 8 teams at a local high school as well as with the Girls’ Basketball Team and Wrestling Team as a youth advisory board. 

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    Time and technical assistance has been offered to communities and organizations interested in implementation at the local, state, and national-level.  

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    The curriculum was originally implemented in a local high school and now has been implemented in various communities across the country.  

  • Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness

    A new website launched and included a short documentary-style video about the program that was filmed at the local high school featured in the implementation.