Learning Courage helps school leaders reduce and effectively address sexual misconduct in their schools.
Addressing Sexual Misconduct and Abuse with Compassion, Integrity and Clarity
Help reduce the trauma from sexual misconduct and abuse in schools. We’re building a resource that collects and shares best practices for prevention and response for school leaders so they can reduce incidents and support healing when it does occur. Your donation helps us build this critical tool.
To reduce incidents and improve responses to sexual misconduct and abuse in K-12 schools by guiding and advising on best practices, tools and resources with school leaders.
Today 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 20 boys experience some form of sexual abuse before they graduate from high school, and these statistics are based only on reported incidents. According to United Educators, as many as 90% of incidents are never reported. Schools are responsible for maintaining an environment that prioritizes student safety. Prevention and response are essential ingredients to fulfilling this responsibility. While there are many resources available, there has been no centralized source for information, practices and tools to support school leaders. Until now.
Learning Courage gives school leaders the tools they need to reduce the number of incidents and respond appropriately when they do occur. Connecting schools with ground-breaking programs, best practices and both human and academic resources will prevent incidents minimize trauma from each occurrence.
A non-profit membership organization for schools.
Members gain access to seasoned experts, comprehensive resources, and a network of proven professionals.
Access to curated resources and experts.
Materials cover policies and procedures development, risk assessment and management, survey tools, trauma-informed response guidelines, legal requirements, communications expertise, referrals to professionals, and more.
Modest membership fee.
Annual subscriptions are available. Due to the economic impact of the global pandemic on schools, we are revising our pricing structure to ensure that all schools will have access to our platform.
Getting to Launch
There is a large market for Learning Courage (44,500 high schools in the US, of which 10,700 are private) and notable early champions. We are seeking $1 million to support the launch prior to earned revenue generation.
The seed funding is sustaining the management, building the website and its library of resources. Contributed funds will also support member benefits for the first three years until revenue from membership fees sustain the organization.
Our plan calls for having 2,500 subscribers by the end of year 4. This will account for just under 6% of the total schools in the US and will generate $6.25 million in earned revenue.
We are building the first version of the member site for the the 2020-21 academic year. As with many projects, the COVID-19 global pandemic has forced us to be flexible and realistic. The following milestones identify key activities and dates to meet that goal. With many unknowns due to the Corona virus, we will adjust our timeline as necessary.
Identify and solicit charitable leadership funders
September 2019 – December 2020
Secure Founding Member Schools
September 2019 – June 2020
Build beta website
April 2020 – October 2020
Policy and Procedure Content Available
Test, refine and add content to website
August 2020 – June 2021
Open Enrollment to all schools
Help us keep students safe
We have the opportunity to transform the way we deal with sexual misconduct and abuse by giving the right tools to those responsible for protecting children. With your help, we can make it happen.