Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) Peers is a sexual violence prevention program for middle and high-school aged youth. SART Peers aims to reduce the incidence of sexual violence among today’s youth through peer education and community support. High school students identified as leaders within their schools are trained to facilitate presentations addressing sexual harassment and sexual assault through developmentally-appropriate discussions and activities. Students receiving the presentation develop skills to challenge root causes of gender violence, promote bystander intervention, and to access resources to support themselves or a friend.
The SART Peers program began as a collaboration between SAVA and Poudre School District over two decades ago. SAVA expanded the SART Peers program to Weld County’s District 6 in 2014, and is available on a consultation-basis if other schools in Northern Colorado are interested in learning more about a SART Peers program. If you are interested in learning more about the SART Program in a Poudre School District (PSD) school, contact PSD SART Peers Coordinator Hope Cornelis. If you are interested in learning more about the SART Program in a Weld County District 6 school, or how SAVA can support other schools in Northern Colorado, contact SAVA Center Director of Prevention Education and Outreach Susannah Fulling.