Sunday, November 14, 2010

Grants for U.S. Colleges Putting Dating Peer Educators on Campus to Enable Healthy Dating Habits

From The Foundation Center...

[For more information on this grant opportunity, click on "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this post].

Deadline: December 3, 2010

Avon Foundation Seeks Applications for Healthy College Dating Peer Educator Program

The Avon Foundation for Women has released the m.powerment by mark 2010 Request For Proposals (RFP) for the Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program. The foundation has developed a comprehensive and need-based philanthropic strategy for this program that recognizes the importance of peer-to-peer education about healthy dating relationships among college-age people.

Twenty grants of up to $10,000 will be provided to colleges wishing to establish a network of Dating Peer Educators on their campuses. Funding may be used to cover the cost of a -trainer education program, printed materials and education sessions.

Dating peer educators should be trained to provide preventive education related to dating abuse and violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and the promotion of healthy relationships; and should also be trained to provide local resources and referrals to local community-based DV experts. Student programs should emphasize awareness and prevention through education.

Applications should demonstrate the ability to initiate or expand on the work of the Dating Peer Educator Program and to garner additional support.

Applicants must be U.S.-based colleges or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Complete program information and the online application form are available at the Avon Foundation Web site.

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