Prior to presenting, all interns must go through an intensive training program. Training begins by learning about Lindsey Marie Bonistall, our Foundation’s namesake. Interns also get to hear from Board Vice-Chair, Kathleen Bonistall, about Lindsey’s legacy and the Foundation. Followed by the background of PEACE OUTside Campus, interns are taught about leading campus safety legislation like the Clery Act, Title IX, and the recent NY "Enough Is Enough" law.
Much of the training is specifically spent learning about our presentation topics, which include: on and off campus living, personal safety, social life, hazing, influence of alcohol, date rape drugs, sexual assault, and dating violence. Interns are also instructed in the art of public speaking.
This season, we are thrilled to have two guest speakers enhance our training program. Clarissa Espinoza, from Victims Assistance Services, will explain the traumatic impact of sexual victimization. Interns will also learn about different types of abusive relationships, how to seek help, and legislation surrounding dating violence from Natalie Sobchak at Pace Women’s Justice Center.
By late October, interns will be well versed in the content and will go through several rounds of mock presentations before presenting in front of the Board of Directors at PEACE OUTside Campus. With the Board’s approval, each intern will be ready to present to area schools.
If you are interested in scheduling a program for your high school or want more information about Teens ‘N Transition, please call 914-428-4411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.