• The multiracial, mixed-gender MVP Model has been widely influential in the development and operation of a range of gender violence prevention initiatives in high schools, colleges, the military, community organizations and sexual and domestic violence programs.
  • MVP was the first large-scale initiative in the world to leverage the influence and social power of sports culture in the struggle against all forms of gender violence.
  • MVP was the first system-wide gender violence prevention program in the U.S. Armed Services (in the Marine Corps in 1997).
  • MVP personnel have trained hundreds of thousands of male and female student-athletes, coaches and administrators at hundreds of NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 college athletic programs.
  • MVP has conducted trainings with dozens of professional teams in the NFL, CFL, NBA, WNBA, Major League Baseball, Australian Football League, NASCAR and many other sports organizations.
  • Professional MVP trainers have trained tens of thousands of educators, coaches, military personnel, health care practitioners and law enforcement professionals.
  • MVP trainings feature some of the best and most cutting-edge media literacy tools and exercises in gender violence prevention education.
  • In 2012, MVP hosted the first-ever international conference on the bystander approach in Boston, Massachusetts, entitled “Bystander Intervention: From Its Roots to the Road Ahead.”
  • MVP has been a central feature of the groundbreaking work in K-12 schools and higher education done by Dr. Alan Heisterkamp and his colleagues at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Violence Prevention, founded in 2011.
  • MVP started working in Scotland in 2011 and today is Scotland’s largest anti-violence schools programme, operating in high schools in most local authority areas from Shetland to the Scottish borders.
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