Did you know that students are most likely to experience sexual harassment for the first time in 6th through 9th grades?
About 65 high schoolers from the Philadelphia Zoo’s ZooCREW learned this and other facts about sexual harassment in schools at a workshop Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017. The teen volunteers filled a room in the Shelly Administration Building, where they listened and shared their thoughts and questions about the issue and its impact.
Led by a staff member from American Paradigm Schools, the training highlighted examples of the different types of sexual harassment, including how it differs from flirting, where on school grounds it is most likely to occur, and the ways it can affect a student academically, mentally and physically. Zoo CREW members completed the hourlong workshop with a better understanding of how they can help to eliminate sexual harassment in their school communities.
APS received a $200 donation from the Philadelphia Zoo for facilitating the workshop, and looks forward to continuing its partnership.