Adoption Rhode Island received a $13,022 micro-grant to educate youth in the foster care system using the evidence-based curriculum Safe Dates. Youth will create an artistic expression of what they have learned through Safe Dates to help raise awareness of dating violence in the community.
Alliance of Rhode Island Southeast Asians for Education (ARISE) received a $15,000 micro-grant to adapt One Circle Foundation’s evidence-based curriculum and offer a culturally responsive, 50-hour group for Southeast Asian youth to discuss healthy relationships, trauma, social and personal development, and communication.
Blackstone Valley Community Action Program received a $9,512 micro-grant to educate high school age youth of varying gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, and national origin in Pawtucket and Central Falls in order to overcome stereotypes and raise education levels in the community about dating violence. These youth will in turn provide peer-based training to other youth, and spread knowledge throughout the community.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center received a $1,950 micro-grant to deliver the Decoding Your Teen curriculum to foster parents, kinship care providers, group home staff, DCYF social caseworkers, and other caretakers of youth involved in DCYF care.
Katie Brown Educational Program received a $15,000 micro-grant to work with existing student clubs at Central, Classical, Mt. Pleasant, and Hope High School and the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex to aid students in crafting a 30-minute student-led assembly for their peers. Testimonials, a website, and two “healthy relationship check-in” events for students will also be developed.
Progreso Latino received a $15,000 micro-grant to offer a Grassroots Film & Discussion Series in Spanish that focuses on engaging Latino boys and men in the Blackstone Valley area in discussions that explore the role of machismo in domestic violence prevention.