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About Us

Respectful Relationships

Respectful Responsible Relationships, affectionately known as R3, is a 10-week in-school, co-ed education program that helps youth understand more about what healthy relationships look like. Taught by Yo Bro | Yo Girl mentors and law enforcement volunteers, students learn about the different kinds of relationships that exist in the world, the factors that put them at risk in relationships, as well as how to build healthy and respectful relationships that have boundaries. Through a combination of hands-on workshops for students in everything from violence prevention to self-defense, students learn how to identify risky relationships as well as how to maintain boundaries, control emotions, project confidence and de-escalate tense situations.
““Not only do I now have more friends in my community, I also know how to open up to others while staying in my “safe zone”. I learned that I should get to know a person before I form an opinion on them. As well as how to remove myself from a situation in which I don’t feel comfortable. This program has helped me see that we are all kind of the same, but we all have our own stories too.”
— Zainab, Participant in Respectful Relationships

You can keep our communities’ most vulnerable youth off the streets, out of gangs and connected to their friends, families and schools.

Join us and turn risk into resilience today.