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Change the Talk is a peer-to-peer sexual violence

education program for teens in Los Angeles County.

Change the Talk (formerly The Talk Project) trains teen leaders to educate their peers about sexual violence prevention. Teen Peer Educators from across Los Angeles County visit high schools and youth groups to facilitate an interactive workshop about:

  • The basics of sexual violence
  • Understanding sexual violence in society
  • Getting clear about consent
  • How to support survivors
  • How to take action to help end sexual violence


Since its launch in 2015, Change the Talk workshop has been presented in 37 high schools and youth groups for over 6,100 students. As a result, students are empowered to speak out against rape culture, advocate for consent culture, and make informed decisions about recourse if sexual violence takes place. Students have the opportunity to talk about these issues in a safe space in discussions led by educators their own age, and supported by NCJW | LA staff. Through involvement with Change the Talk, teens gain leadership skills and make changes in their communities.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Educator or hosting Change the Talk at your school or youth group, click here or contact us at:


Phone: 323-852-8531

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