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WAVAW believes that effective violence prevention strategies must be taught early on. Raise It Up is based on acknowledging the value and worth of our youth, engaging them in finding creative solutions to some of society’s most important social concerns and developing qualities such as self-esteem, empowerment, personal responsibility, accountability, empathy and critical thinking.
This resource is intended to support youth to locate power, privilege and oppression outside of themselves as systemic issues. In addition to understanding how those systemic issues affect them directly in how they are perceived by society, youth will learn how internalized beliefs can influence our actions and how these beliefs/behaviors have the potential to create violence.
The outcome we anticipate is that youth will be called into action! Whether they engage in social justice initiatives or intervene the next time they hear an oppressive comment or joke we know engaging with this curriculum will change them forever.
Through Raise It Up students will learn how to:
- Investigate the root causes of violence
- Think critically about how socialization through the media impacts our bodies and minds
- Think about how we value one another in society and to strive for equality
- Begin thinking about what leadership looks like and what it means to intervene as an up-stander
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