Ending Ignorance on Sexual Misconduct at YHS

Ending Ignorance on Sexual Misconduct at YHS

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Healthy Relationships Taskforce TNB started this petition to Arlington Public Schools School Board and

To put it plainly, Yorktown has a problem with sexual misconduct. We are two of many concerned students who want to change the way the system works to handle issues such as sexual harassment and assault in schools. To do this, we propose: 

1. Introducing the Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) as a program in APS. CBIM is a prevention-based education program for male athletes. It creates an open dialogue for coaches to educate their players on how to be healthy in relationships, what consent and assault are, and how to be leaders in our community.
2. Introducing safeBAE education programs to Patriot Periods to spread awareness to the general student body.
3. Hold students accountable for their actions in schools and make it easier for students to report sexual assault and harassment to administrators. 
All of the aforementioned programs are free, and there is already time allotted to social and emotional learning that could be used for these educational programs. 

A lot of sexual misconduct in schools is caused by ignorance; often students don’t know what they’re doing is wrong. Education is key in preventing assault and harassment.

We want to make our community a safe and positive place for all students.

47,449 have signed. Let’s get to 50,000!
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