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, 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 next school year; find the application here.
For more information, see our SafePlace Peer Education flyer.