Jana’s Campaign is excited to report that our partnership with nationally-recognized Futures Without Violence, Inc. will be expanding. Futures Without Violence, based in San Francisco, CA, has awarded Jana’s Campaign a $5,000 grant to provide additional trainings to middle and high school athletic coaches on the program Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM). This is a national program that trains athletic coaches to use their influence to help high school male student athletes to build healthy relationships and prevent sexual and dating violence.
Over the past two years, Jana’s Campaign has conducted Coaching Boys Into Men trainings primarily for northwest Kansas schools. This grant will allow us to broaden our scope statewide in 2015 by hosting training sessions in Wichita, Salina, and Girard. For more information on these trainings, see this link. Working with the state’s educational service centers, this new training opportunity will reach dozens of new coaches. It is our hope that, by working closely with coaches and young male athletes, we will not only make in impact on teen dating violence in Kansas but will sustain that impact for years to come.