We are so excited to share with you the impact Power Up, Speak Out! is making throughout the state! Data indicates that our lessons are making a significant impact on student attitudes and behavior. Click the link to read the full report! Power Up, Speak...
Welcome back to school! We are super excited to “show and tell” you about all of the awesome things we’ve been working on this summer! Here’s what we’ve been up to: We revised our Healthy Relationships manual using feedback from teachers and students. We...
We really encourage you to check out this excellent essay by Emily Bazelon on bullying. She makes some very important distinctions that helped inform our work with Power Up, Speak Out! The essay was composed in 2013, but we believe it should be re-visited...
Around the Power Up, Speak Out! bat cave, summer is the season for creativity, planning, and gearing up for another school year! We are writing new stories for your students to explore relationships. We are planning trainings! For info on upcoming trainings, click HERE!...
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...
How to Have the Important Conversation You Don’t Want to Have: Talking to Teens About Sexual Assault
This is a great piece by our former team member Heather L. McCauley! Check it out. To read more of Heather’s work, click HERE. By: Heather L. McCauley, ScD; Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry April is Sexual...
Join Travis from Power Up, Speak Out! and Sarah and Austin from the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation for an awesome summer adventure in Yellowstone National Park! We will spend 5 days diving deep into the ever-mysterious and magical National Park. In the...
As an educator, I believe learning about consent is as essential to one’s education as Math, Science, or English. By teaching consent, we can prevent the violence and abuse we see in our office at Domestic and Sexual Violence Services every day. The CDC...
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...
When we are able to be ourselves, we can share our talents with others! Come enjoy local talent with us. On April 12 at 4pm, the Red Lodge Community Church is hosting “Voices,” an evening of vocal music performed by vocalists of all ages. Admission...
Each year at the Carbon County Celebration of Our Youth Awards (hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County), we have the privilege of selecting a student for our Youth Advocate for Violence Prevention Award. This award is intended to honor a...
Power Up, Speak Out! recently helped to fund a really fun, positive event in Southwestern Montana through a Violence Prevention Grant! Here is a press release from the organizer of the event, Corvallis High School: Students who play sports can have an impact on other students– at least that’s the hope...
We want to give your students money. We offer violence prevention grants up to $500 for student groups to create inclusive events, campaigns and activities to promote school environments where everyone gets to be themselves. Superior Middle School’s “POPS” (Positive Outstanding Peeps of Superior)...
I grew up reading comic books. Spider Man was one of my favorite heroes. I liked him because he was at the core, Peter Parker, a teenager who was just trying to figure out things all of us other kids were trying to figure...
When we are in the classroom, we always start off with an uncomfortable activity; something that encourages us to break out of our comfort zones. We say that we strive to set the “awkward bar” high, because we are going to talk about dating....
It’s seventh grade. It’s awkward. “Going out” means holding hands when no one is looking. But your hands are always sweaty. So sweaty. Do you feel it? That twitterpated feeling you felt when you developed your first crush? As an educator for Power Up,...
We teach that in a healthy relationship, I get to be myself. We know that our schools and communities are richer when we are all able to safely express our unique qualities and attributes. This fun activity helps to spread kindness around your school...
We want to keep Power Up, Speak Out! alive in your classroom. We are frequently writing and sharing short, 15 minute extension activities to complement our 5 core lessons! Use your teacher login to check out this new ACTIVITY!
My name is Mary Furlong. I live in Superior, Montana, the County Seat of Mineral County. Mineral County has a population of 4,032 and reaches from Alberton to the Idaho border. I am the Community Educator for the Mineral County Healthy Relationships Project which...