About the Program
Athletes As Leaders™ (originally Student Leaders & Athletic Youth) is a program for high school athletes on girls’ sports teams. The program aims to empower student athletes to take an active role in promoting healthy relationships and ending sexual violence. Athletes are encouraged to be leaders in changing social norms at school (and beyond) to a culture of safety and respect. Learn more on our Background Information page. The program is suggested to be used in conjunction with a prevention program for boys' teams; we recommend Coaching Boys Into Men. Everyone plays a role in creating a safe community!
Sessions by Week
Lesson: Introductions & Group Agreements
Lesson: Challenging Gender Stereotypes
Video: “Always #LikeAGirl”
Lesson: Privilege & Oppression
Video : “Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar”
Lesson: Self Image & Standards of Beauty
Lesson: Rumor Spreading
Video: “Rumor Wildfire”
Video: “Consent PSA”
Lesson: Messages About Manhood
Lesson: Promoting Positivity
Video: “Nike - Dream Further"
Lesson: Celebrate our Successes