GSD is excited to announce
, a new abuse prevention program, that will launch in early 2019.
was inspired by the recipients of GSD's
2018 Humanitarian Award
. Their experiences with abuse in sport and their calls for change were the catalyst behind this program.
In addition to teaching youth about personal safety, boundaries, and how to respond when a friend or teammate discloses abuse,
will also focus on educating adults and empowering them to create safe environments for youth.
Actress and activist
is providing the introductory video messages for the youth who will participate in
. In her video she tells teens, "There may be adults or peers who do not respect your personal space. People may cross a boundary or make you feel uncomfortable. There is no level of discomfort or fear that should ever be tolerated."
GSD is working closely with survivors of abuse to develop