RSVP | Reducing Sexism and Violence Program


Reducing Sexism and Violence Program

Reducing Sexism and Violence Program for Boys and Girls age 12-18: RSVP is a leadership program that empowers students to play a central role in ending gender-based harassment, abuse, and violence. We use real-life scenarios supplemented by exercises and activities to help students learn to challenge traditional construction of gender roles and intervene as they recognize potentially harmful situations.

RSVP High School leadership workshops are delivered in a series of (2) six-hour sessions to groups of 30-40 male and female students.

Middle School workshops are delivered in a series of (4) one-hour sessions to groups of 15-20 male students. 

What others are saying about RSVP:
Multiple 3rd-party evaluations have found RSVP to be highly effective at changing attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs about sexism, sexual harassment, and gender-based violence. Over 75% of respondents showed an increased willingness to intervene as bystanders in gender violent situations.

High Schools served:                                                 

  • Biddeford
  •  Bonny Eagle
  • Calais
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Casco Bay
  • Deering
  • Freeport
  • Glickman Academy
  • Gorham
  • Harpswell Coastal Academy
  • Hebron Academy
  • Kennebunk
  • Lewiston
  • Loring Job Corps Center (Limestone)
  • Machias Memorial
  • Madison
  • Maine Coast Waldorf 
  • Maranacook
  • Monmouth Academy
  • Mt. Ararat
  • North Yarmouth Academy
  • Portland
  • Sacopee Valley
  • Sanford
  • Scarborough
  • Shead (Eastport)
  • South Portland
  • Spruce Mountain (Jay)
  • Thorton Academy
  • Washington Academy (East Machias)
  • Waterville
  • Westbrook
  • Windham
  • Woodland

Middle Schools served:

  • Bath
  • Camden-Rockport
  • Gorham
  • Greely
  • Harpswell Coastal Academy
  • King
  • Lake Region (Naples)
  • Leonard (Old Town)
  • Lewiston
  • Lyman Moore (Portland) 
  • Falmouth
  • Mahoney (South Portland)
  • Maranacook  
  • Memorial (South Portland)
  • Mahoney (South Portland)
  • Massabesic (Waterboro)
  • Mattanawcook
  • Mt. Ararat (Topsham)
  • Mt. Jefferson
  • North Yarmouth Academy (Middle School)
  • Quimby (Bingham)
  • Scarborough
  • Westbrook
  • Whittier (Poland)
  • Windham

JMG 2015 Leadership Education Conference serving ~80 schools 


  • Day one
  • Learning Works
  • Long Creek Youth Development Center
  • REAL School
  • Preble Street Teen Center
Reducing Sexism and Violence Program
Point of View
Now, I'll question another guy's motives for making sexist comments and challenge him on it.

Jason M.
16 yrs

RSVP gave us time to talk… We learned not only to respect each other but our opinions as well.

Anonymous student
Limestone Job Corps 2012

RSVP is real kids talking about real issues.

15 yrs

I will never see things the way I did before.

Neil P.
16 yrs