2012 – 2013 Green Dot Project

Sponsored by:

The Advocates

Project Champion:

Darrel Harris

What are the appropriate grade levels:

9 to 12

Is there a limit to the number of participants:


Is there an opportunity for community service:

Yes – 2 hours initially, the 4-6 hours/month for the early adopters/trainers

Is this a new or existing project:

This is a new project.

Estimated project cost:




We know that local youth are routinely exposed to one or more of the following: bullying, harassment intimidation, stalking, sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, teen dating abuse, intimidation, and assault. These are all forms of what is now being called power based personal violence. Green Dot is a unique and powerful program from the University of Kentucky with the goal of engaging bystanders in preventing power based personal violence. The program provides training and the tools to make it easier for bystanders to intervene. The program is currently only available for high school and college age students.

The Advocates wants to implement Green Dot in the local high schools during the 2012-2013 school year. The Advocates’ staff trained by the Green Dot Program, will perform Green Dot Overview presentations to as many students possible. Staff will then work with the students and teachers to develop a Green Dot leadership group that will help lead the program at each school that selects to fund the project. Staff will then facilitate as needed the students development of a Green Dot educational campaign. Throughout this process, students who identify as early adopters and want to participate will be provided training and work with The Advocates’ staff on an ongoing basis to complete Green Dot Bystander intervention presentations to students and the community.

Students would be asked to fund initial implementation including a portion of staff time and the purchase of program supplies such as t-shirts and giveaways, training materials, videos and other printed materials needed to complete the initial early adopter bystander trainings.

The community service element would be to engage a group of students in the development of a community-wide media campaign about Green Dot, become Green Dot trainers, and/or involve students in efforts to get the Green Dot logo on all school related apparel.

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