Healthy Relationships start with a Healthy You
Since we were founded in 1986, challenge has fueled the work we do. And today, it’s more important than ever that we continue to stand for the things we believe and raise our voices, no matter the opposition.
- We challenge the social concept of racism and reject all forms of violence because we believe that all violence is interconnected.
- We challenge the idea that the cycle of relationship violence can’t be broken
- We challenge students to hold their relationships to the healthiest standards
- We challenge the expectations of what kind of person is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship
- We challenge young people to empower their peers and communities
- We challenge youth to stand up for their loved ones when they see abuse and disrespect
- We challenge gender stereotypes, and what it means to “be a man”
- We challenge you to be your truest self
- We challenge the stereotypical language and media representations that keep us trapped in unhealthy behaviors
- We challenge ourselves to reflect on our own biases and perspective
This is a profound moment in time, and requires that we rise to challenge everyday.
We invite you to share your stories about facing and overcoming challenge–no challenge is too big or small. We are creating a safe space to share our challenges because it’s important to know that we’re not alone. Consider the #IChallenge community as your support network.
Follow us on Instagram to keep up with the latest challenges, which we will update every month.
- Find something new on our “I Challenge” Reading and Listening Lists. Or contribute a recommendation–our list is always growing!
- Share your story on social media with #IChallenge
- Learn about the different forms abuse takes; it isn’t just physical
- Set healthy boundaries in your relationships through conversation with your friends and partners (watch: How to Have Tough Conversations [link])
- Support PAVE or attend our events
- Attend a rally that lifts people up and gives them a voice
- Challenge offensive and stereotyping language and jokes
- Follow @projectpave on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram