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Have fun and thoughtful Thanksgiving conversations

In a few days, we’ll all be celebrating that very American holiday, Thanksgiving. Teachers and students will be enjoying a well-earned break from the rigors of school. Often we’ll be spending lots of time with close friends and extended family. There are plenty of jokes about awkward Thanksgiving dinner conversations, but we’d like to suggest […]


Travis, Sam, and Brooke have some fun at Mix It Up Day

Try this to encourage tolerance in middle school students!

Middle schools can be tough places. Students are changing and often trying to figure out their place in the social chaos of school. Students might avoid classmates who are different because of preexisting biases and assumptions. Just like adults, it can be scary for students to have to talk with and work with classmates they […]


Three ways to have awesome relationships with your students

Three ways to have awesome relationships with your students

The end of summer is upon us, and your students will be returning to your classrooms any day now (if they haven’t already). The first few weeks of school can be stressful for teachers – among other things, you’re setting up your classroom, finalizing pacing schedules, attending professional development days, and meeting with colleagues. It’s […]



Exciting News for 2016!

We are so grateful for all of the support and encouragement we received from teachers, counselors, administrators, students, and funders in 2015! We reached many new areas of Montana and we have started to receive requests from out-of-state educators too! We are in the process of figuring out how to best serve this growing interest. […]



Volunteer from Your Sofa!

We love serving our community, but we can’t do it without your help. Can you share your time with us?  Help us enter student survey data! We’ve been conducting a statewide evaluation of our education program, Power Up, Speak Out! We teach healthy relationship skills to prevent violence. Survey data also helps us identify students’ needs so we can […]



Congratulations, Dave Bush, 2014 DSVS Volunteer of the Year!

At Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (the parent organization of Power Up, Speak Out!) we greatly benefit from the service of our dedicated volunteers. We have a core of 38 community members from throughout Carbon and Stillwater Counties who answer our 24-hour helpline, allowing our staff to sleep and be sane-ish. This January and February, […]

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