connect Winner / 2016
Jeneration J: A New Generation of Healthy Relationships
Please describe your project proposal.
Jenesse Center’s youth advocacy leadership and education program, Jeneration J, is a developing program to include young people in the campaign to prevent domestic violence and violent intimate partner relationships. Lined up with fun-filled activities and events, Jeneration J seeks to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and awareness to navigate healthy relationship behaviors and actively stand against dating violence in their respective communities.
Which of the connect metrics will your proposal impact?
- Social & emotional support
- Cultural events
- Public/open streets gatherings
- Rates of volunteerism
In what areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?
- South LA
Describe in greater detail how your proposal will make LA the best place to connect?
Jeneration J will help make LA the best place to connect through its centralized support system that provides a comprehensive dating violence intervention and prevention resource center exclusively for young people.
Jenesse Center’s strategic plan to end domestic violence begins with the next generation. Jeneration J seeks to equip young people with the knowledge, skills, and awareness to become morally conscious leaders. Jeneration J’s goals are to minimize the severity of the domestic violence and intimate partner violence epidemics by sponsoring culturally relevant programming, activities, workshops and events central to education, advocacy, and service. Our youth leadership and education programs intend to transcend across social and cultural differences, to instill in younger demographics a will to act.
Jeneration J’s signature program Jenesse University Youth Conversations is integral to ensuring that children, teens, and young adults are educated and empowered through our intervention, prevention, and outreach efforts. Jenesse University Youth Conversations is an intergroup dialogue that challenges student to share ideas, questions, and debate about domestic violence and intimate partner violence. Youth Conversations defy educational traditions by creating a safe space for students to engage in facilitated discussions focused on controversial issues of interest to the campus community. They are uniquely structured to empower student-directed learning among participants and effectively communicate with a diverse population. This culturally relevant framework contributes the development domestic violence awareness and prevention that is more responsive to the needs of a young demographic. Jeneration J reflects an intervention and advocacy model that educates youth and young adults on healthy relationships and trains them to be the next generation of anti-violence advocates.
Please explain how you will define and measure success for your project.
Jenesse collects qualitative and quantitative data on project implementation and outcomes. Jenesse tracks the number of volunteers and project participants on a monthly basis. Evaluation measurements include: interviews with volunteers, staff, and participants, as well as pre-and post-surveys. Results from the surveys are documented upon event completion. Jenesse staff compiles the data for review by Jenesse’s Board of Directors, supervisors and staff, and to improve upcoming events.
How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed?
- Community outreach
- Network/relationship support