The BRAVE Project
The Brave Project is Changing the Narrative of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness in Black and Ethnic Minority Communities.
About The BRAVE Project
The most common way people give up on their power is by thinking they don't have any."- Alice Walker
The BRAVE Project was created by Angela Mott, the Founder of Matriiarch. During her time as a Director of Programs for an inner city Community Center, she discovered there were 152 registered sex offenders living within a 1-mile radius of the Youth Center where she worked at the time.
The goal of the project is to empower children to use their voice to speak up without shame against anyone who tries to victimize or has victimized them.
A large body of research suggests that intervention at the neighborhood level is likely to prevent child maltreatment. Using Darkness 2 Light curriculum, The BRAVE Project collaborates with schools and community centers to bring sexual abuse awareness education to students in grades 3-5. The Brave Project also provides educational resources to parents and families through our community outreach programs.