Changing Young Lives
Our Youth Empowerment Services (YES) use research-based and nationally recognized approaches to educate girls, boys and students who are non-binary. YES violence prevention programs teach elementary, middle and high school students how to lead conversations about healthy relationships, recognize signs of an abusive relationship, and become empowered to make positive and healthy decisions.
According to a study by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, patterns of violence and victimization develop in early adolescence and, if not addressed, become difficult to reverse later in life.
It Takes a Village
Prevention programs for young people have been shown to be an effective way to educate and stem violence. These interventions should remain consistent throughout a young person’s life to have truly long-lasting effects. The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center brings a variety of empowering programs into local schools to help young people make healthy decisions that positively impact their lives.