Media ReleaseCurrent information about the ReDo Day program
ReDo (Respect ~ Engage ~ Defend ~ Overcome) Day is a powerful, high-energy program in which student and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning processes. The overall goals of the program are to embrace diversity, increase personal power and self acceptance, shift negative peer pressure to positive peer support, and to eliminate the acceptability of bullying behavior (mistreatment of others), violence, and all forms of oppression. The program is designed to unite members of the school and community to carry forth the message of respect and caring for all. The program is offered for grades 7-12.
Through a series of storytelling, small group sharing sessions, and large group participatory activities, students and adult volunteers develop a sense of just how “similar” we all are as human beings, as opposed to “how different “ we are. At the end of the day students are asked to develop a “Take Action Plan” to help them move forward with positive behaviors that both give and get respect.
After a student has been through ReDo Day, they show respect in action by committing to:
- Respect their peers
- Engage the people around them and learning their stories
- Defend those they see being bullied
- Overcome stereotypes
ReDo Day is brought to the schools by the Violence Free Coalition (VFC) of Warren County. The VFC is a recognized leader in violence prevention, committed to creating a culture of nonviolence. The VFC promotes primary prevention of violence through education, building community resources, system change, and public awareness. Our mission is to create a social climate that holds domestic, youth, intimate partner, and sexual violence as unacceptable and preventable.
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If you would like more information about our ReDo program, please contact our Violence Prevention Education Specialist, Deona Bethart, by filling out our contact form.