Megan’s Foundation is a grantmaking tax exempt charitable nonprofit. We do not teach content or provide programs. We distribute our funds to 501c (3) nonprofits who will provide age-appropriate healthy relationship programming for the students they serve.
The biggest barrier for schools to implement age-appropriate healthy relationship education is lack of time and staff. Megan's foundation grants help them to eliminate that barrier.
Megans Foundation is an advocate and catalyst for change by initiating and collaborating with leaders at educational institutions and nonprofits to impact the lives of the youth they serve. The primary audience for this programming is the 16 to 24 age group because that is the age group who is at the highest risk for relationship violence.
According to researchers and health and social science experts:
Primary prevention aims to prevent disease or injury before it occurs. This happens by educating and altering unsafe or unhealthy behaviors.
Secondary prevention (what all DV agencies do) aims to reduce the impact of disease or injury AFTER it has already occurred.
We focus on PRIMARY prevention rather than response because we must reduce the life changing negative impacts of relationship violence-- the trauma, anxiety, depression, and negative impact on academics, work performance, health issues and heartache. When a student is suffering from the effects of relationship violence, whether from a peer or parent, they cannot achieve excellence in the classroom.