Sexual violence is common and affects millions of people each year. Over half of women and almost 1 in 3 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes1. Researchers estimate these numbers are higher since many cases are often unreported. Survivors may be ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid to tell the police, friends, or family, or they may be threatened with further harm if they come forward.
We are in the process of creating a 4-year digital learning program for high school and college students (all students, not just student athletes) that addresses issues of sexual/interpersonal violence to encourage prevention. Students will participate in an 8-week course, once a year for four years. Each year's curriculum will build on the previous material, ensuring students are provided a well-rounded, holistic education. Our goal is to drive positive change in students' understanding, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sexual/interpersonal violence.
Our learning program will encompass multiple topics that intersect issues of sexual and interpersonal violence such as:
The Digital Learning Program is Set The Expectation's most ambitious project yet, and we need your help to bring it to reality. We have everything in place to begin production and course buildout for year one. Five universities are slated to pilot our program, and we plan to launch the full prototype during the 2023-2024 school year.
We are happy to provide a detailed budget upon request.