Hey! You want to do something about sexual assault, but you are not sure where to start? Check out these options:

1. Organize your friends. Join the fight against sexual violence. If you go to events held by your local rape crisis center, bring a friend or family member.

2. When you hear people express misinformation about sexual assault, correct them! Let them know the truth, or provide them with a way to find it out for themselves.

3. Educate your friends and family about sexual violence. Let them know why it happens, and that it is an important issue that affects our entire society, not just women.

4. Ask your teachers to invite local rape crisis centers into your school to talk about sexual violence.

5. Join the “Take Back the Night” march that happens in April as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Call your local rape crisis center to find out when this event is taking place in your town.

6. If you live in Marin County, you can join the peer educator group called “REACH”. REACH is run by the Marin AIDS Project, and the young people do lots of cool things to help educate and make their community better. Call the Youth Reach Coordinator at 415-457-2487.

7. If you live in either Contra Costa or Marin County, call us! CVS is starting to take names for a teen advisory board. Our phone number in Marin is 415-259-2850 and in Contra Costa is 510-237-0113.

8. Check out www.canow.org/canoworg

9. Check out www.teenwire.com.

10. Check out www.spectrummarin.org – Spectrum is a nonprofit organization in Marin that supports folks dealing with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) issues.

11. Write a letter to your school newspaper addressing the issues of sexual violence.

12. Write a letter to your local newspaper addressing the issues of sexual violence.