Penn Anti-Violence Educators (PAVE)
PAVE is a peer education program that is focused on how to be an active bystander. PAVE members are committed students who are trained to facilitate workshops and trainings to their peers about the important role bystanders can play in ending sexual and relationship violence on campus.
PAVE stands for Penn Anti-Violence Educators. PAVE members are committed students who are trained to facilitate workshops to their peers about the important role bystanders can play in ending sexual and relationship violence on campus. PAVE students work in teams to facilitate these workshops to a diverse range of groups and communities across campus.
PAVE co-facilitates interactive 90 minute workshops for Penn student groups focused on how to be an active bystander against sexual and relationship violence. In the fall of 2016 (it’s inaugural semester) PAVE facilitated 13 presentations reaching 360 students. The groups that were presented to include the South Asian Society, Penn Democrats, multiple Greek chapters, and college house staff. As a result of the workshop that is facilitated by PAVE, we hope student participants will be able to:
- Understand the role bystanders can play in preventing interpersonal violence.
- Recognize harmful behaviors that perpetuate a culture of violence.
- Utilize skills to intervene before or during harmful situations.
- Identify obstacles to being an active bystander.
PAVE students will be expected to facilitate 2-3 programs a month and to attend weekly meetings with the group (in addition to the initial training). Trainings will continue throughout the academic year so a one year commitment is required. Those that are selected will be expected to return to campus for a retreat that will take place before the Fall semester begins.
PAVE students are compensated $15/hour for workshops and trainings. Time spent setting up and
breaking down presentations is also compensated. They are not paid for time spent at the retreat or
weekly meetings. You do not need to be work study eligible to participate.
The Program Manager of Penn Violence Prevention with additional oversight from the Director of PVP.