22Nov2022
New Podcast Episodes Looking for Peer Leaders

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Boston, MA

startstrongbphc@gmail.com

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Boston's Start Strong Program

Preventing teen dating violence, promoting healthy relationships

Start Strong is an internationally recognized high school peer leadership program that aims to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships. Our work is youth-created, -driven, or -inspired, which means that youth are the heart of our program.

260
k+

Attendees
since 2008

5000
+

hosted
sessions

1500
+

trained
peer leaders

Preventing Teen Dating Violence, Promoting Healthy Relationships

Start Strong Tools

Healthy Relationships

Each relationship is unique, but healthy ones have a few things in common such as trust, support, respect, and equality.

Violence Prevention

Gain insight into warning signs in a relationship, learn how to help a friend, and activities to identify unhealthy behavior.

Media Literacy

Visual media can have an influence on our health and the health of relationships, it is especially important be a critical viewer.

Original Content

Stream our new podcast, "Real Love Real Talk", hosted by Start Strong Peer Leaders and staff, or watch "The Halls" web series.

Stream Our Podcast: Real Love Real Talk

Start Strong launched the Real Love Real Talk podcast in 2021, and released the second season in February 2022 in tandem with Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. This podcast creates a space for critical conversations about teen relationships, covering topics from consent and communication to the impact of media and systems of oppression.

The podcast was conceived by Start Strong Program Manager, Teakia Brown, who would love your feedback.

Watch and Explore

Watch Teen Journeys
Through "The Halls"

Telling stories of teenagers in Boston: and their struggles with relationships, trauma, masculinity, LGBTQ+ acceptance, and their own identity.

We hope this web-series inspires viewers to critically think and challenge themselves on messages we are fed by the media about how young people are supposed to act in relationships. This helps them to free themselves and engage in positive alternatives.

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140

Years Serving
Boston Youth

1500
+

trained
leaders

260
k

incredible
participants

9370
%

peer leader
grad rate

Attendee's Thoughts

A Rap from Marlon

Program Participants

Creating Positive Impact

View some photos of past participants of Boston’s Start Strong program.