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Game Change: The Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership is an innovative approach to violence prevention education. The program, funded by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, will provide training for students, faculty, and coaches at 98 public high schools across Massachusetts.

The program will train 196 school personnel at six regional trainings across Massachusetts beginning in January. The trainings will be conducted by Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), a nationwide leader in addressing violence prevention. Run by the Center for Sport in Society at Northeastern University, MVP uses a sports-themed curriculum and employs collegiate athletes and former professional athletes as trainers.

The program will also include online support tools for schools and an evaluation component to determine the effectiveness of the program in changing attitudes and behaviors.

Game Change FAQs for Participating Schools (December 15, 2015)  pdf format of Game Change FAQs for Participating Schools Dec 15, 2015

The schools selected are:

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical SchoolBourneBarnstable
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High SchoolYarmouthBarnstable
Falmouth High SchoolFalmouthBarnstable
Monomoy Regional High SchoolHarwichBarnstable
Sandwich Public SchoolsSandwichBarnstable
Drury High SchoolNorth AdamsBerkshire
Pittsfield High SchoolPittsfieldBerkshire
Taconic High SchoolPittsfieldBerkshire
BMC Durfee High SchoolFall RiverBristol
Norton High SchoolNortonBristol
Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High SchoolRochesterBristol
Taunton High SchoolTauntonBristol
Amesbury High SchoolAmesburyEssex
Greater Lawrence Technical School AndoverEssex
Beverly High SchoolBeverlyEssex
Gloucester High SchoolGloucesterEssex
Haverhill High SchoolHaverhillEssex
Lawrence High SchoolLawrenceEssex
Lynn English high SchoolLynnEssex
Methuen High SchoolMethuenEssex
Triton Reginal High SchoolByfieldEssex
Newburyport High SchoolNewburyportEssex
Peabody Veterans Memorial HighPeabodyEssex
Swampscott High SchoolSwampscottEssex
Turners Falls High SchoolTurners FallsFranklin
Chicopee High SchoolChicopeeHampden
East Longmeadow High SchoolEast LongmeadowHampden
Holyoke High SchoolHolyokeHampden
Ludlow High SchoolLudlowHampden
Southwick Regional SchoolSouthwickHampden
Springfield Central High SchoolSpringfieldHampden
West Springfield High SchoolWest SpringfieldHampden
Westfield Technical AcademyWestfieldHampden
South Hadley High SchoolSouth HadleyHampshire
Ware High SchoolWareHampshire
Shawsheen Valley Technical High SchoolBillericaMiddlesex
The Cambridge Rindge and Latin SchoolCambridgeMiddlesex
Concord-Carlisle High SchoolConcordMiddlesex
Everett High SchoolEverettMiddlesex
Framingham High SchoolFraminghamMiddlesex
Groton-Dunstable Regional High SchoolGrotonMiddlesex
Hopkinton High SchoolHopkintonMiddlesex
Lowell High SchoolLowellMiddlesex
Malden High SchoolMaldenMiddlesex
Maynard High SchoolMaynardMiddlesex
Medford High School & Medford Vocational Technical High SchoolMedfordMiddlesex
Natick High SchoolNatickMiddlesex
Reading Memorial High SchoolReadingMiddlesex
Stoneham High SchoolStonehamMiddlesex
Tewksbury Memorial High SchoolTewksburyMiddlesex
North Middlesex Regional High SchoolTownsendMiddlesex
Greater Lowell Technical High School TyngsboroughMiddlesex
Tyngsborough High SchoolTyngsboroughMiddlesex
Wakefield Public SchoolsWakefieldMiddlesex
Watertown High SchoolWatertownMiddlesex
Wayland High SchoolWaylandMiddlesex
Winchester High SchoolWinchesterMiddlesex
Woburn Memorial High SchoolWoburnMiddlesex
Nantucket High SchoolNantucketNantucket
Bellingham High SchoolBellinghamNorfolk
Brookline High SchoolBrooklineNorfolk
Cohasset High SchoolCohassetNorfolk
Foxborough High SchoolFoxboroughNorfolk
Foxborough Regional Charter SchoolFoxboroughNorfolk
Franklin High SchoolFranklinNorfolk
Holbrook Junior Senior High SchoolHolbrookNorfolk
Millis High SchoolMillisNorfolk
Needham High SchoolNeedhamNorfolk
North Quincy High SchoolQuincyNorfolk
Quincy HIgh SchoolQuincyNorfolk
Randolph High SchoolRandolphNorfolk
Walpole High SchoolWalpoleNorfolk
Norfolk County Agricultural High SchoolWalpoleNorfolk
Wellesley High SchoolWellesleyNorfolk
Weymouth High SchoolWeymouthNorfolk
Hingham High SchoolHinghamPlymouth
Silver Lake Regional High SchoolKingstonPlymouth
Apponequet Regional High SchoolLakevillePlymouth
Marshfield High SchoolMarshfieldPlymouth
Old Rochester Regional High SchoolMattapoisettPlymouth
Middleborough High SchoolMiddleboroughPlymouth
South Shore Charter Public SchoolNorwellPlymouth
Plymouth South High SchoolPlymouthPlymouth
Wareham Public SchoolsWarehamPlymouth
Boston Community Leadership Academy BostonSuffolk
McKinley SchoolsBostonSuffolk
Revere High SchoolRevereSuffolk
Auburn High SchoolAuburnWorcester
Shepherd Hill Regional High SchoolDudleyWorcester
Sizer SchoolFitchburgWorcester
Wachusett Regional High SchoolHoldenWorcester
Leicester High SchoolLeicesterWorcester
Milford High SchoolMilfordWorcester
Shrewsbury High SchoolShrewsburyWorcester
Tantasqua Regional High SchoolSturbridgeWorcester
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High SchoolUptonWorcester
Bartlett High SchoolWebsterWorcester
Northbridge High SchoolWhitinsvilleWorcester

In the second phase of the program, to begin in the fall, MVP will also provide more in-depth trainings to 30 high schools in partnership with local domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy organizations. The organizations will help train school staff and parents and work with school administrators on policies and services for students and families dealing with violence.

Game Change: Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership RFP

The purpose of this RFP is to request proposals from Massachusetts non-profit service programs that specialize in DV/SA prevention (providers) to partner with and provide intensive support services to schools.