Progress Report on the Implementation of
CAASE’s New Prevention Curriculum:
Empowering Young Men to End Sexual Exploitation
The first three months of the current school year have been marked with several successes for the Education Outreach team at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation. We have added two new education interns to our team, and they have made valuable contributions to our effort to teach young people. We have also expanded our curriculum offerings and have added another school to our list of partnerships. Thank you for the generous support that has made the work possible.
In addition to presenting Empowering Young Men to roughly 100 young men so far, the team has also presented workshops on gender inequality, sexual harassment, and consent. We created these new workshops because schools requested additional programming, and the team was able to deliver. This fall, CAASE’s educators have presented programs aimed at reducing all forms of gender-based violence to over 400 students. The more we are presenting, the more schools are asking for us to work with their students, but we still need your help.
The requests for additional programming have created an additional goal. In addition to increasing the numbers of students and schools to which we will present Empowering Young Men, CAASE has committed to creating supplemental workshops dealing with a variety of topics related to sexual exploitation and gender-based violence. The workshops on gender, sexual harassment, and consent have been well-received, and we plan to add workshops to address pornography, pimping, and trafficking.
By expanding the number of programming options, CAASE is simultaneously expanding the breadth of its impact. This new school year is off to great start, and has shown us that schools are in need of our programs. At the moment, however, we are not equipped to handle all of the requests from schools. We need you now. Please continue to support us and GlobalGiving in empowering and equipping young leaders to create a world filled with mutual respect and is free from sexual violence and harm.