Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


The Y.W.C.A is a non-profit with a variety of services. The intern will oversee the Youth Education Advocacy division, to work with the teen population. Y.E.A. is a program that focuses resources on youth advocacy to promote healthy relationships. The overall goal is to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) in communities. The micro-level problem is addressed by increasing students' self-awareness, and knowledge of healthy relationships, while also teaching effective communication skills. The program is a 10-week curriculum with PowerPoint presentations, activities, videos, and scenarios/case studies. All students were given an intro exam and a final exam. Despite not all schools completing the curriculum at the same time a sample population of 20 students was tested and met the expected outcome. A recommendation for the agency would be to continue the intern's work to spread awareness and get new schools to try the program.