The project will take place at Maywood Academy High School. In the month of January, we are going to ask all grade level students to take an online survey to assess the prevalence of sexual harassment on our campus and surrounding community. Once we have all of our data collected the team will share survey results to faculty and staff at our school. After discussing the results with adults on campus, the team will then share the results with students through an after school meeting so that they too can understand the prevalence of sexual harassment on our campus. We are also going to invite students to share their stories so that they don’t suffer and silence and we can all build community together. These stories will be anonymous (we will only report students’ gender and grade levels) to honor students’ privacy. Additionally, we will ask students’ permission to anonymously publish their stories on our website to highlight students’ experiences in our community.
We will publicize our project through both our website and social media. Both platforms will include national statistical data as well as data from our school and community. Including information from both spaces will help students and adults understand what constitutes sexual violence and how common it is. Once the website is blossoming, the girls at the school will be able to share their stories on social media by using the hashtags #mystoryisnot and #GoingToSchoolUsedToMean. We are also going to use social media to advertise because it is easily accessible. Advertisements include upcoming meetings or events and information on how students can get involved. Once the team finishes creating our sexual harassment reporting app, students and faculty will be able to download it on their cellphones and use it to report instances of harassment and help end the cycle of silence. We will also have school wide campaigns using posters so that our project becomes part of the school culture and stay true to our goal of ending the cycle of silence.
- Sexual Harassment and Title IX: Information sessions for Faculty/Staff and Students
- Button Campiagn: Create and distribute buttons to begin campus-wide conversation (ongoing)
- Quantitative Data Collection: Sexual Harassment on campus and surrounding communities survey.
- Quantitative Data Sharing: Share survey findings with Faculty/Staff and Students.
- Qualitative Data: Story Collection and Transcription
- Social Media Campaign (ongoing)
- Qualitative Data Sharing: Share stories online (website and social media)
- Qualitative Data Sharing: Share stories throughout campus through a Clothesline style project
- Continue Social Media Campaign
- Finalize web-based and phone app
- Host app reveal celebration for Faculty/Staff and Students
- Project Results: Write-Up and Presentation