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Peer Leadership Preventing Violence in Greater Boston

Health Resources in Action (HRiA) seeks funding to support violence prevention in Greater Boston through youth peer leadership. We aim to train up to ten high school aged youth peer leaders in violence prevention and how to find information to support the prevention and response to violence using HRiA’s Peer Leadership Preventing Violence Curriculum and using resources from the National Library of Medicine such as MedlinePlus. Using a train-the-trainer model, each youth peer leader, with the support of HRiA staff, will provide violence prevention programming to one identified community- or school-based organization. At the end of the funding cycle, peer leaders will have offered training activities for up to 200 of their “near-peers” (other young people close to their age).

Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
African Americans or Black
Latino or Hispanic
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Community based organization staff
General public
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Ivy Schmalzried
Funding Source: 
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
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Funding Period:
May 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
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