Mahnattan, KS- Jana’s Campaign, Inc. co-founders Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt received the Kansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Science (KATFACS) “Award of Merit” for their work to reduce teen dating violence in Kansas. The award was presented at the 2017 KATFACS Summer Conference on August 1st in Manhattan, Kansas. Given annually, this award recognizes individuals outside the field of career and technical education for the “highest meritorious contributions for the improvement, promotion and development and progress of career and technical education.”
The Kansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Science provides leadership and support to Family and Consumer Sciences professionals. For the past several years, Jana’s Campaign has partnered with Family and Consumer Science (FCS) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) to provide education about teen dating violence. FCS teaches students a variety of skills, research and knowledge that guides them to “achieve optimal quality of life.” The field of FCS includes many areas such as human development, personal and family finance, and wellness. FCCLA is a co-curricular organization that helps students make a difference in their families, careers and communities through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Through this partnership, there has been tremendous impact made across the region through education and prevention of gender and relationship violence.
Gayla Randel, FCS Kansas State Director, believes the award given to Jana’s Campaign and the Brungardts is a great representation of their partnership. “[It] makes one realize how very lucky the FCS/FCCLA profession is to share the desire to solve this problem with you and then to be able to promote your solution! We are humbled by the loss you had to experience to make it happen, but ecstatic you won this award.”
Jana’s Campaign is very thankful for the many partners within FCS and FCCLA that recognize the importance of reducing teen dating violence.
The Summer 2017 Jana's Campaign newsletter is now available for viewing here.
This Assessment Data and Impact Report is a collection of Jana’s Campaign program activities for the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 calendar years. Both a summary of quantitative and qualitative data is provided that illustrate both program outputs and program outcomes. Program outputs are defined as the list of activities we have implemented. These are the outputs and accomplishments of our prevention programming. Program outcomes, on the other hand, are the results of our programming outputs. This measures the overall impact we are having on participants. Because our programming model is based on delivering our prevention work through partners, this report is structured around the secondary schools, colleges and universities and community-based organizations that serve as our allies.
The purpose of this report is twofold: first, this valuable information guides our program alterations and improvements; and secondly, it provides our supporters, donors, partners and friends with an accountable record of our program results and impact. Information is divided into our three program divisions: secondary education, higher education and community education. Jana’s Campaign would love to hear from you and welcomes any feedback you may have on this report. You can contact us via our email, firstname.lastname@example.org. See full report here.
I am so pleased to present you with the 2016 Annual Report for Jana’s Campaign. As you’ll see in the pages of the report, we have had a banner year providing comprehensive, effective programming to prevent gender and relationship violence. I am so proud of the work we’ve done this past year.
Throughout the past year, we learned again and again that, with enough passion and determination, a small staff and a strong board can make an incredible impact. We may be small, but we are mighty. This year alone, we have worked with hundreds of middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and communities to reduce gender and relationship violence in the most effective way- by preventing it before it starts.
Our success throughout 2016 in our three specific programming areas tells us something – the work that we’re doing matters. We hear again and again, from teachers, university administrators, parents, students and community members that we are making a difference. We will continue to work hard to make a difference and increase our impact- every single day.
Thank you so much for following and supporting the work that we do. We hope that this Annual Report will help to illustrate the difference that you’ve allowed us to make. With your help, we can do even more this year- and for years to come.
Kelley Kuhlmann Parker
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Hays (KAN) – Jana’s Campaign, Inc. has received national recognition for its teen dating violence prevention program. In January, the Mary Byron Project of Louisville, Kentucky, awarded Jana’s Campaign with the “Commended Program Award” as part of their Celebrating Solutions Awards program.
“We are thrilled to be the recipients of this award and honored to be recognized by the Mary Byron Project,” said Christie Brungardt, co-founder of Jana’s Campaign. “We know that prevention of gender and relationship violence is critical work and we are grateful for and humbled by this award.”
The “Commended Program” honor includes a cash award for Jana’s Campaign. These resources will be used to expand the organization’s teen dating violence prevention activities for students, teachers, coaches, parents and administrators across Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. The program’s ultimate goal is to help adolescents and young adults recognize and understand the difference between caring, supporting relationships and those that are controlling, manipulating or abusive.
“Our work in secondary education is crucial,” said Kelley Parker, Executive Director of Jana’s Campaign. “As young people enter into relationships, they need to be able to recognize unhealthy relationship behaviors. We are excited to continue our work with secondary schools in implementing effective prevention programming across the region.”
In the past three years, Jana’s Campaign has worked with more than 300 middle and high schools to implement gender and relationship violence prevention programming, including faculty/staff training, classroom curriculum implementation, school assemblies, bystander intervention training and more. Jana’s Campaign was created in honor of the late Jana Mackey who lost her life to dating violence in 2008. Mackey was a law student at the University of Kansas at the time of her death. A year later a committed group of activists created Jana’s Campaign, Inc. with the single mission of reducing gender and relationship violence. Mackey was a 2000 Hays High (KS) graduate.
The Mary Byron Project was established in 2000 in memory of the young woman who was tragically murdered by a former boyfriend. Her murder led to the creation of automated crime victim notification technologies. The Mary Byron Project created the Celebrating Solutions Awards to showcase and applaud local innovations that demonstrate promise in breaking the cycle of violence.
The December 2016 Jana's Campaign newsletter is now available here.
Jana’s Campaign is excited to announce that they are the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. This generous grant will fund comprehensive gender and relationship violence prevention programming in secondary schools throughout the states of Colorado and Nebraska.
Through this grant, Jana’s Campaign will work with more than 100 middle and high schools to provide multi-level prevention programming including access to healthy relationships curriculum and teacher training, student and faculty presentations, bystander intervention training, school policy review and recommendations, and more. With the support of the Verizon Foundation, this project will expand Jana’s Campaign’s work significantly, with little or no cost to participating schools.
In the past three years, Jana’s Campaign has worked tirelessly to provide quality, comprehensive prevention programming in secondary schools. To date, the organization has worked directly with more than 230 middle throughout Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas to provide programming tailored to each school’s needs. To date, Jana’s Campaign has directly impacted more than 20,000 middle and high school students. Assessment data shows an overwhelmingly positive response to this programming, with many requesting additional or enhanced programming.
About the Verizon Foundation: The Verizon Foundation and its HopeLine program is committed to making great strides in their efforts to eradicate domestic violence and create better futures for survivors in 2016. This year, the HopeLine program is placing an increased emphasis on funding programs that include prevention and early intervention efforts for children and teens. They continue to provide support for programs targeting the health and wellness of survivors, with a particular focus on programs that enable economic empowerment so that financial independence can be achieved.
About Jana’s Campaign: Jana’s Campaign is a national education and prevention organization with a national headquarters in Hays, KS and a branch office in Colorado Springs, CO. Their mission is to provide quality educational programming that prevents gender and relationship violence. Jana’s Campaign was created in honor of Jana Mackey, who lost her life to domestic violence in 2008. Mackey, was a law student at the University of Kansas at the time of her death and had spent years herself volunteering and helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Kansas. To learn more about Jana’s Campaign, please visit janascampaign.org.