These programs strengthen and empower under-served young women and other youth of color through the following services: Females Against Violence and JEEP.

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Females Against Violence Program: Females Against Violence (FAV) Program is a 6-month Peer Education and Leadership Program for in-risk Latina and other youth of color, ages 14-20. The curriculum includes 50 hours of training on teen dating, domestic violence, sexual assault, and gang life. After the young women complete the training they conduct violence prevention workshops and presentations for their peers and community, at schools, other community based organizations, and youth focused organizations. The training supports the Peer Educators to build positive relationships, participate in local events, gain familiarity with Domestic Violence and Health resources, and conduct research to become aware of higher education opportunities; receive a monthly stipend; and at the end of each cycle a graduation ceremony is sponsored to honor the youth; and their families, community, Board of Directors, and staff are invited to attend the celebration.
Download an appliciation here (PDF)

Schedule: The Program has 2 cycles per annum, each cycle is 6 months in duration; and programming is 3 days a week, M-W-TH, from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Jovenes Education And Empowerment Program (JEEP): JEEP is a 6-month Education and Leadership Program focused on young men’s cultural awareness, healing, violence prevention and intervention, building self-esteem, knowledge base on teen dating violence, and the promotion of healthy relationships amongst young men and their families, romantic partners, and peers. The Program is designed for Latino and other youth of color, ages 14 to 18 and offers a monthly stipend. The young men develop and conduct educational presentations at high schools and other community based organizations (e.g., clinics, resource centers, etc.) and at the end of each cycle a graduation ceremony is sponsored for the youth, and their families, community, Board of Directors and staff are invited to attend the celebration.

Schedule: The program has 2 cycles, each 6 months in duration; and meets 2 days a week, from 4 pm to 7 pm.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact:

Shirley Maciel
(415) 487-6702