by: Libbi Gildea Parents want the best for their children. But when your child first comes out, and “the best” as you’ve always pictured it suddenly looks different than you had imagined, it can be difficult to know where to start or what to say. LGBTQ+ kids face a unique set of obstacles. But good…

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To Our Community, At KBEP we know and acknowledge that for too long, racism has made the world unequal and unsafe. ​ The disturbing events from ​​Central Park to Minneapolis​ over the last week​ remind us that freedom from racism and injustice is still not​ universally available to all, and stereotypes and bias remain.​ The…

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Dear Class of 2020, COVID19 has taken something precious from you. We know that remote learning doesn’t account for lost time with your peers or the many ceremonies you may have to miss. If you are feeling a sense of loss or frustration we know you may not be able to access gratitude easily. We…

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There is an intimate terrorism hiding behind closed doors, and that terror is domestic violence. Home isolation, as vital as it is against the COVID-19 pandemic, gives power to the abuser; shatters support networks; and prevents victims from accessing information and resources to keep themselves safe. KBEP plays a vital role in preventing these incidences…

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  Each year on the First Tuesday in April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Day of Action provides a day to focus awareness on sexual violence prevention.  SAAM Day of Action brings awareness to sexual violence and its prevention by wearing teal. The day aims to stop sexual assault, harassment, and abuse before they happen…

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In the United States, more than 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 4 men have experienced sexual violence. KBEP will recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a host of digital events, thought-provoking articles, conversations, and artwork related to sexual violence awareness and consent.  As we discuss these difficult topics, we encourage you to…

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Dear Friends, As we learn to navigate this world in the midst of COVID-19 we need to be aware that this is a dangerous time for all of us, but even more so for those experiencing violence and abuse.   Our current reality of social distancing and the looming possibility of a shelter in place order…

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Dear KBEP Community, In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Katie Brown Educational Program will suspend all school-based programming effective Monday, March 16, 2020. In addition to our school-based programming, KBEP staff members will work from home and refrain from participating in community meetings, trainings, conferences, or any other gatherings effective Monday, March 16,…

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Today kicks off the 7th annual No More Week. No More Week is a grassroots campaign that seeks to increase awareness and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.  The goal of the campaign is “to inspire everyone to make a change to help create a culture of safety, equality, and respect in our communities.” The…

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