The Program

Mission

ProtectHer believes that in order to safeguard the dorm room, we must first activate the power and influence within the locker room. With 1 out of every 5 young women on campus being the victim of sexual assault on U.S. college campuses, the need for this program has never been greater. By recognizing the greatest influencers on campus—male athletes—and speaking to them in a relatable way, ProtectHer is the only sexual assault prevention program that understands its students are also the cures. THIS is how tidal change begins.

Our Promise

To provide Coaches, Athletic Directors, Administrators, and Community Facilitators with a powerhouse sexual assault prevention program that redefines “locker room talk” while empowering athletes to cultivate respect for themselves and others. Deeply researched and strategically assembled, the ProtectHer program is a unique tool that cuts straight to the heart of the issue by speaking directly to the powerful cultural leaders who wear the jersey.

The Solution

The ProtectHer program is the first of its kind designed to meet athletes where they are, using the language they use, in the sports and entertainment vein they want to see. A moderator’s guide contains all of the information you need to guide a robust discussion with your team. In addition, several documentaries produced by award-winning filmmakers combine with fun, engaging activities to foster community and understanding as you tackle the tough issues head-on, together.

Part 1

Part 2

  • Short Documentary
    • Theme: Programming
      (5 min)
  • Guided Discussion
    • (25 min)
  • Activity
    • (20 min)

Part 3

  • Short Documentary
    • Theme: Identity
      (5 min)
  • Guided Discussion
    • (25 min)
  • Activity
    • (20 min)

Part 4

  • Short Documentary
    • Theme: Respect
      (5 min)
  • Guided Discussion
    • (25 min)
  • Activity
    • (20 min)

Designed By The Best

The program was designed by Barri Rosenbluth, Senior Director of the Expect Respect program at the SAFE Alliance in Austin, Texas. Expect Respect is a comprehensive dating abuse prevention program that supports youth exposed to violence through school-based counseling and support groups, mobilizes youth as leaders and creates safe, healthy environments in schools.

The documentary portion of the curriculum was created by the award winning film maker Sara Hirsh Bordo, creator of the acclaimed documentary “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Valasquez Story.” Sara also served as the former Executive Director of Interactive Marketing at Paramount Pictures and is the Founder & CEO of Women Rising, a purpose-based production company.

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