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Teen Step One for Youth Leaders & Community Members

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Join HopeWorks for a 1-day training created to strengthen, grow, and expand your grasp on gender and sexual violence in your own community.

HopeWorks of Howard County Presents the annual Teen Step One Training. This one-day interactive training for teens ages 13-18 who want to learn to be active bystanders, advocates for healthy relationships, and prevent sexual assault and dating violence in their schools & communities.

Teens will use an intersectional feminist & transformative justice approach in order to learn about the root causes of violence and focus on solutions to preventing violence in their communities before it starts. Students will be expected to show up ready to engage in tough conversation and bring in their own personal narrative to help us dive deeper into the conversation. Teen Step One will rely on a student’s experience in schools, homes, and communities to give context to the curriculum.

This annual training is adapted from the two-day adult training that goes into much detail about the complexities of gender-based violence.

Students of all genders, races, religions, abilities, etc. are encouraged to attend.

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REMINDER: All Youth Leadership Project participants are expected to attend Teen Step One training. If you are a teen interested in becoming a Youth Leader and engaging in further conversations around violence prevention and the root causes of violence, please email Victoria Rain at vrain@hopeworksofhc.org.

REMINDER: All Teen Volunteer applicants must successfully complete the Teen Step One training to become a volunteer. If you are a teen interested in volunteering and/or has been invited to Teen Step One already, please RSVP to Sandra Price at sprice@hopeworksofhc.org.

Please note that we do not accept group registrations. If you are interested in bringing this or a similar workshop to your community/school/place of work, please call 410-997-0304 and ask to speak with someone from the Community Engagement Department or email outreach@hopeworksofhc.org.


Victoria Rain


9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046 United States
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24-Hour Sexual, Dating and Domestic Violence Helpline: (410) 997-2272



9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Suite 300

Columbia, MD, 21046

(410) 997-0304