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Jan 2014

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Our New Year’s Resolutions

Our New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2014! The Violence Prevention Educators at Power Up, Speak Out! have some resolutions for the New Year (aside from drinking less coffee and arguing over which Star Wars movies are the best):

04
Dec 2013

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New Activities to Come

New Activities to Come

It’s chilly outside but Power Up, Speak Out! is on fire – we are working on new activities that will be available on our website for the new year! We are so grateful to all of you who have taken the time to make...

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Nov 2013

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Power Up, Speak Out! and Graduation Matters

Power Up, Speak Out! and Graduation Matters

BaLeigh and Travis led a workshop on Healthy Relationships in Helena with the Office of Public Instruction’s Student Advisory Board. The Student Advisory Board advises State Superintendent Juneau for the Graduation Matters program–a statewide program to increase graduation rates in Montana. The group was...

21
Oct 2013

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Billings Teacher Training

Billings Teacher Training

Wish you had your very own Power Up, Speak Out! Healthy Relationship Toolkit? Attend a (FREE) training and receive all the materials you need to facilitate the program for FREE! Power Up, Speak Out! will be conducting a teacher training at the YWCA in...

15
Oct 2013

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Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

Great news! Power Up, Speak Out! is seeking outstanding high school leaders to serve as interns at their own schools!  Interns for Power Up, Speak Out! will find unique opportunities to develop professional skills while improving the health of their schools and communities. They will...

08
Oct 2013

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October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

At Power Up, Speak Out! it is our mission to promote healthy, equitable, violence-free relationships by teaching critical thinking skills to youth! Because October is domestic violence awareness month, we’ve been encouraging community members in Carbon County to use these  skills to think about...

26
Sep 2013

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Fun in Bozeman

Fun in Bozeman

BaLeigh and Travis just led a special Power Up, Speak Out! training in Bozeman, MT. The training included Bozeman area teachers and students from Bozeman High School’s Project XX Peer Mentoring club. The youth from the program are super awesome and very perceptive! We...

05
Sep 2013

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Train to Facilitate Power Up, Speak Out! at MEA

Train to Facilitate Power Up, Speak Out! at MEA

Hey Upstanders! Want to teach Power Up, Speak Out! in your classroom? Join Travis and BaLeigh at MEA on October 18 for our Power Up, Speak Out! teacher training and receive your FREE Healthy Relationships Toolkit!  Click the link below to register! http://www.mea-mft.org/educators_conference.aspx

03
Sep 2013

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Looking for More?

Looking for More?

Are you teaching Power Up, Speak Out! at your school? Looking for ways to expand your lessons? Check out our new “Let’s Talk” media activities and “Day in the Life” stories – all free on this website!

29
Aug 2013

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Thanks, Riverside

Thanks, Riverside

Travis and BaLeigh went to Riverside Middle School today to talk about healthy relationships and how we can treat each other well at school. Riverside’s students had some great ideas about how we can use kindness to change school cultures and create safe spaces...

29
Aug 2013

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Back in the Classroom

Back in the Classroom

Welcome back to school! Travis and BaLeigh are so excited to be back in the classroom. They’ve traveled to Deer Lodge and Billings this week to talk to teachers and students about strategies to make our schools places where we can all be ourselves,...

26
Aug 2013

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Ready for Power Up, Speak Out! in Your Classroom?

Ready for Power Up, Speak Out! in Your Classroom?

Are you as excited about violence prevention as we are? Teach your students our FREE, nine-lesson curriculum on healthy relationships! It’s as easy as 1,2,3! 1. Attend a FREE Training! Power Up, Speak Out! will be facilitating teacher training sessions on September 25 in...

17
Jul 2013

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A Few Awesome Upstanders

A Few Awesome Upstanders

Power Up, Speak Out! encourages youth to build healthy relationships where they can be themselves, treat others well, say no, and have fun! We teach students to be accepting of differences and to respect one another. The kids in this video are definitely “Upstanders” and...

25
Jun 2013

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New Activity Page!

New Activity Page!

  Check out our new Let’s Talk! Media Activities page! We have posted fun and thought-provoking video clips that can be used for short (15 min) activities at the beginning of class or anytime you want to have a discussion about relationships. We’ve provided  talking points...

07
Jun 2013

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Great Video on Being Yourself

Great Video on Being Yourself

Power Up, Speak Out! teaches students to be themselves and have fun in their peer relationships. This video is a great illustration of the power of individuality. Check it out!

06
Jun 2013

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Join us in Bozeman for the 2013 MBI Conference

Join us in Bozeman for the 2013 MBI Conference

Want to learn more about Power Up, Speak Out!? Join us in Bozeman for the 2013 Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI) Conference at Montana State University on June 17th and 18th. Violence Prevention educators Travis Burdick and BaLeigh Harper will showcase recent Power Up, Speak...

04
Jun 2013

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Welcome BaLeigh Harper, New Violence Prevention Educator

Welcome BaLeigh Harper, New Violence Prevention Educator

BaLeigh Harper is a Violence Prevention Educator for Power Up, Speak Out! Originally from rural Montana, BaLeigh began her work in youth education as a student, volunteering with Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) of Carbon County to bolster bullying and teen dating violence...

21
May 2013

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The Bully Project Screening

The Bully Project Screening

Power Up, Speak Out! presented a free, community screening of the The Bully Project documentary on Sunday, May 18th in Red Lodge. We enjoyed excellent attendance. Many community members were very moved by the stories of bullying and resilience depicted in the film. The screening was followed...

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