SPEAK (SafePlace Peer Education Action and Knowledge) is a group of high school aged youth who get together each week to discuss sexual assault, domestic violence, and the issues they intersect with. In previous years we have covered topics such as anti-oppression, body image, welfare, racism, immigration, the prison system, etc., and examined their relationship and intersections with sexual assault and domestic violence. SPEAK members also have ample opportunities to present about healthy relationships to their peers, the community, as well as serve as an incredibly valuable resource to their community.

“As a participant in SPEAK, I thrived knowing I was trusted and valued in my experience as a young person.” – SPEAK participant

SafePlace is looking for youth between the ages of 15 and 18 to join SPEAK. As a member of SPEAK, you will work with your peers around issues of healthy relationships, consent, and boundaries in your schools and community as well as earn volunteer hours! We are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year; you can click here for the application for the next school year.

For more information click here to see the SafePlace Peer Education flyer.