The Katie Brown Educational Program (KBEP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization, formed in 2001, that promotes respectful relationships by teaching relationship violence prevention. KBEP provides evidence-based prevention instruction to fourth grade through high school students, as well as teenagers and adults outside of the classroom. KBEP teaches healthy relationship skills to prevent violence by helping youth to identify and communicate difficult feelings in nonviolent ways and distinguish between healthy and unhealthy behavioral choices.
2) Who is Katie Brown?
Our program was founded in 2001, in response to the murder of Katherine "Katie" Brown, from Barrington, Rhode Island. Katie was 20 years old when she was killed by the young man she had dated on and off since high school. The Katie Brown Educational Program was created by friends of Katie's family to memorialize her life and prevent future tragedies such as this from occurring.
Students who participate in our school-based programming receive information on a variety of topics that address healthy relationships. Every class begins with a discussion topic include boundaries, self-respect, self-esteem, healthy conflict resolution, the exploration of gender stereotypes and gender roles, healthy dating expectations, and warning signs of violence.
We offer a variety programming both remotely and in person throughout the United States. For more information, please contact our Programs Manager, Angela Marandola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do offer summer programming! For more information please contact our Programs Manager, Angela Marandola, at email@example.com
There are a host of factors that determine cost of our programming, including travel time and grant funding. Generally schools can anticipate to pay approximately $50 per student.
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How you can help
As a prevention agency, we do not offer directservices. If you are a victim or survivor of domestic violence and in need of services please reach out to The Domestic Violence Hotline here.