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Celebrating Volunteerism





The Patriots Celebrate Volunteerism


This Week we Celebrate Violence and Drug Prevention as well as Bullying Awareness Volunteerism!

For the week of Nov. 11, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will work in collaboration with Boston Area Rape Crisis Center; Dove, Inc.; Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense; Partnership to Address Violence through Education (PAVE); StreetSafe Boston and The Sports Museum and the Boston vs. Bullies program.

How do violence and drug prevention as well as bullying awareness volunteers make an impact?

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
  • In Massachusetts alone, 4,418 adolescents and adults are sexually assaulted each year - that’s 12 people each day and one every two hours.
  • BARCC would not be able to provide free, 24-hour services to survivors, parents, friends, partners, schools, and care providers without our team of volunteers.
  • Sexual violence is an issue that touches every community. With the help of our diverse team of volunteers, BARCC is able to assist thousands of sexual assault survivors and their family, friends and communities every year, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, physical and/or developmental disabilities, economic status or religion.

Girl’s LEAP Self Defense
  • Girls’ LEAP is a traveling after school program that partners with community based agencies and schools to offer safety and violence prevention programming, at no-cost, for girls and young women, aged 8-18, in high-risk communities of Greater Boston.
  • Girls and young women in Boston are regularly exposed to subtle and overt forms of violence, including domestic violence and bullying. In Massachusetts, dating violence affects 1 in 5 girls, and 1 in 4 middle school students have been bullied at school. Girls’ LEAP is one of few programs that work specifically with girls to give them to the tools to protect themselves and advocate for their own safety.
  • The primary goal of Girls’ LEAP programs is to provide girls with the tools and assessment skills to keep themselves safe, both emotionally and physically. Programs are based on a unique curriculum that stress physical safety skills and reflective activities that address the development of conflict resolution skills, violence de-escalation, self-esteem and courage.
  • Girls’ LEAP programs promote violence prevention and awareness skills, in order to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors related to girls’ future involvement in any form of violence, including bullying and domestic/dating violence.
  • Girls’ LEAP relies heavily on volunteers to deliver programming. Programs are taught by all-female, intergenerational teaching teams that combine adult lead teachers, college undergraduate teaching assistants, and high-school aged teaching assistants. This teaching model serves to support the development of mentoring relationships, model multiples stages of women’s leadership development, and to include the valuable contributions of young and older women in the program.

Partnership to Address Violence through Education (PAVE)
  • It demonstrates their support for that particular cause
  • They serve as role models
  • If we are to change the culture of bullying, everyone has to help

StreetSafe
  • By interrupting cycles of gang violence in Boston, we can provide young people a way out and a way up.
  • Mentoring relationships are essential to building bridges out of violence.
  • By providing work experience, we can help to build young people’s confidence and encourage attitude change to take the first steps away from violence.
The Sports Museum and the Boston vs. Bullies program
  • We encourage the entire community to get involved in ending bullying
  • It would be valuable for kids involved in bullying situations (as a victim, bully, or bystander) to see that adults care and are committed to preventing and stopping bullying
  • In light of the Internet, social media, and technology, the stakes have never been higher when it comes to bullying

Congratulations to this week's "Patriots Difference Maker" – Shauna Deleon

Shauna Deleon
Volunteer, Girl’s LEAP Self Defense

Shauna, a resident of Dorchester, began volunteering with Girls’ LEAP in her first semester at Simmons College in 2010 as an assistant teacher. Shauna devoted one afternoon per week to teach a group of 25 girls physical self-defense skills and to lead discussions and activities around identity development, conflict resolution, and how to set healthy boundaries with them. In addition, beginning in the fall of 2011, Shauna took the expertise she had gained by teaching in multiple programs and became a leader among the other college undergraduate assistant teachers, leading trainings and weekly meetings to support the work and development of the other volunteers. Shauna was not content to just teach every week and support her fellow volunteers; in the Spring of 2012, she complemented this programmatic experience with an administrative internship at the Girls’ LEAP office. As an intern, Shauna worked alongside the Development Director to provide support that enabled Girls’ LEAP to fund programs like the ones Shauna was teaching in. For the past two years, Shauna has accumulated more service hours than any other single college volunteer who serves with Girls’ LEAP. In her third year of service to Girls’ LEAP, Shauna has become an AmeriCorps “Student Leader in Service” and will complete 300 hours of service by May of 2013.


What volunteer opportunities in violence and drug prevention as well as bullying awareness can I pursue?


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
  • Hotline Counselor
  • Medical Advocate
  • Community Awareness & Prevention Services Volunteer
Contact Megan Mulcahy at mmulcahy@barcc.org or 617-649-1273 for all volunteer opportunities.

Dove, Inc.
  • Holiday Assistance Volunteers are needed in December to sort wrap and organize gifts for families. Contact Jennifer Yerdon, 617 770 4065 x 104
Contact Jennifer Yerdon, 617 770 4065 x 104


Girl’s LEAP Self Defense
  • Adult women can volunteer as teachers and assistant teachers in our programs by contacting Kaitie Chakoian, Program Director, at Kaitie@girlsleap.org
  • Undergraduate college women can volunteer as assistant teachers -“Teaching Women” - and high school girls can work as “Teen Mentors” in our programs by contacting Nina Sennott, Mentor Programs Coordinator, at Nina@girlsleap.org
  • In our office we are always looking for volunteers with specific skill sets, such as strong statistical skills, communication/media expertise, event planning, and/or marketing plan development. Interested volunteers should contact Kaitie at Kaitie@girlsleap.org
  • More information about our organizations and ways to get involved and support the work of Girls’ LEAP can be found online at www.girlsleap.org

Partnership to Address Violence through Education (PAVE)

StreetSafe
  • Internship Host—provide a supervised, structured and supportive work environment for a young person’s first work experience. StreetSafe Boston will pay wages, while you provide training and ongoing guidance and feedback, regularly evaluating young people as they develop skill and comfort in the workplace. Help them consider possible career ladders andpProvide opportunities for hands-on experience and learning.
  • Staff/streetworker training—Do you have professional experience in training/professional development for frontline social service providers? Topics of interest include financial literacy and planning, home buying, mental health, entrepreneurship, computer skills.
  • Space—Offer free, safe space for retreats and recreation. Types of space could include outdoor, sports/recreational space, classrooms, camp sites and computer labs.
Contact Info: Marta Rivera, Service Delivery Manager, Marta.Rivera@tbf.org , 617-522-2017 x1006


The Sports Museum and the Boston vs. Bullies program

  • Deliver the Boston vs. Bullies educational program to kids in your community after completing a “train-the-trainer” program certifying you to deliver that program (which features several current Boston athletes, including Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots)
  • Volunteer to assist as a certified facilitators in the delivery of the Boston vs. Bullies educational program to kids in your community
  • Serve as a Boston vs. Bullies ambassador in your community, promoting the initiative and getting schools and youth groups interested in participating
For more information, please contact Michelle Gormley, The Sports Museum’s Director of Education, at mgormley@dncboston.com


The Patriots Charitable Foundation is proud to work in conjunction with Boston Area Rape Crisis Center; Dove, Inc.; Girl’s LEAP Self Defense; Partnership to Address Violence through Education (PAVE); StreetSafe and The Sports Museum and the Boston vs. Bullies program for " Violence and Drug Prevention as well as Bullying Awareness Volunteerism Week."


Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s mission is to end sexual violence through healing and social change. All of our services are free and confidential.

Dove, Inc.
Dove is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.

Girl’s LEAP Self Defense
Girls’ LEAP’s mission is to empower girls and young women to value and champion their own safety and well-being. In 2008, Girls’ LEAP received the Social Innovator Award by Root Cause, which recognized the success of our innovative program curriculum in meeting the unique violence prevention and safety needs of girls. By offering girl-specific violence prevention programming, including opportunities to practice constructive physical, reactive and non-physical reflective skills, Girls’ LEAP helps girls become agents in their own safety. By validating girls’ experiences and feelings about violence, Girls’ LEAP helps girls to build self-esteem and confidence. When we help girls to champion their safety and well being, they will have greater chances for future success, and they will also in turn improve our communities for everyone.

Partnership to Address Violence through Education (PAVE)
The mission of the Partnership to Address Violence through Education is to foster, promote and encourage the education of youth groups and the community in the prevention of youth violence in order to pave the way toward a safer community and to transform, enlighten and enrich the lives of children with the message that violence is not the answer.

StreetSafe
StreetSafe Boston aims to contribute to a reduction of violence in Boston by focusing interventions on approximately 20 of the city’s most active gangs in neighborhoods disproportionately affected by gang violence.

The Sports Museum and the Boston vs. Bullies program
The Sports Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution that celebrates the history and character of Boston sports. Equally important, we use its powerful platform to deliver educational programs that help kids build the character that they need to stand strong in the face of drugs, violence, bullying, and other dangers. At The Sports Museum, we use the power of sports to help kids.