Human In Common will provide a three-part training project at Chestnut Middle School in Springfield. The project will include an 8-hour Healthy Relationships course for up to 16 middle school students, a Train-the-Trainer course for up to 16 middle school students and up to 8 staff, and a series of their “Ethical Upstander: Interrupting Sexual Violence and Harassment” workshops for approximately 80 members of the student body.

The proposed trainings will teach participants to challenge rape culture by arming them with a critical lens for identifying harmful beliefs, behaviors and messages, language for naming the messages and why they are harmful, tools for respectfully and effectively interrupting potentially harmful behavior and skills for working in the community to develop safe, respectful and inclusive social norms.