The Jane Foundation is a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating programs to educate our children, starting in early grade school, about what a healthy relationship looks like. We will also educate them about their bodies and sexuality as part of the human experience, using age appropriate context, normalizing this discussion instead of making it taboo so that our children will learn from responsible adults instead of the internet and their friends. We need them to know they can come to us with their questions and concerns as they transition into the confusing adolescent and teen years. We will educate children very early on about the feelings and changes they will experience and give them tools and guidelines to fall back on when the hormones and peer pressure seem overwhelming.
We will work to stop the cycle of dating and domestic violence, abuse, and control before it starts.
We also plan to hold schools to much higher standards when it comes to protecting children and teens who are brave enough to speak up about sexual abuse/assault from the almost guaranteed retaliation they will experience. School bullying is rampant in our schools, often with grave consequences. These brave victims should be a protected group with a strict zero tolerance policy and mandatory consequences for any students attempting to intimidate, harass, bully or physically hurt them in any manner, either on or off campus. And should adults participate in intimidating or retaliating against these children they should face criminal charges. We will work to change and create laws to protect those who speak up so that more victims may break their silence without such intense fear and finally receive the help they desperately need.
We are looking for volunteers to help with everything including research, policy writing, legal direction, media coverage, fundraising, education and much more. If this touches your heart, and you want to make change finally start to happen, please contact us. We'd love your help!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goal of creating a safer world for our children without the help of supporters like you.
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We are in the research phase, studying how countries around the world teach children about these complicated issues starting at much younger ages than here in the US.
It is possible to teach children to genuinely respect each other and to build respectful and safe relationships as they grow into their adolescent and teen years. However, they need our guidance. They need to be shown the way.
The Jane Foundation will help make this change.
Please donate if you can, and share our mission with your friends and family.