It only takes one person to make a difference...
In 2016, Tyce Christian '18 went to her high school counselor
with the idea of creating a track for the GDS Policy and Advocacy Institute that would address sexual assault and consent. One student's vision turned into a group of eight. Over the course of four weeks that summer, those eight students partnered with their counselor to learn about the many complex issues of sexual assault in our country and the culture that continues to promote it while silencing survivors. They met with lawyers, politicians, advocates, educators, counselors, survivors, and activists. Together, they came up with the idea for this summit as a way to address these issues not only within their school but throughout the Greater DC area. Today, the Summit is a collaboration of dozens of students, staff, and project partners coming together to continue to raise awareness and promote change not only in our own community but on a national level. With schools joining us from all over the country, we are excited to be a part of a movement to help eradicate sexual assault and promote an environment of consent.
Our hope is that you bring what you learn from our Summit on Sexual Assault and Consent back to your own school and along with your passion and commitment, enact change in your own communities.
Be that one person who makes a difference.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed,
it's the only thing that ever has."