The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Training Program, founded in 1993 by Sport in Society at Northeastern University, motivates student leaders to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered “women’s issues” through scenario building sessions around sexual and dating violence, homophobia, and sexual harassment. The MVP Program motivates men and women to work together in preventing gender violence. Utilizing the unique bystander approach to prevention, men and women take back the power and shed stigma often associated with bystanders. Participants learn to serve as role models working to prevent violence and confront abusive peers through skills development. The approach does not involve finger pointing, nor does it blame participants for the widespread problems of gender violence. Instead, it sounds a positive call for proactive, preventive behavior, and leadership.

 MVP Goals:

  • Raise Awareness
  • Challenge Thinking through Open Dialogue
  • Inspire Leadership


Drake’s campus is using MVP and is looking for passionate students to become certified trainers through the MVP Peer Ambassador Program for the 2014-15 year. As an ambassador, you will conduct mini session trainings across campus to student and/or staff groups throughout the year. If interested, email Alysa Mozak, Coordinator for Sexual Violence Response and Healthy Relationship Promotion, at or 515-271-4141.

Fall 2014 Train the Trainer Date:

Saturday October 18, 9-5pm & Sunday October 19, 1-5pm  Location: Aliber Hall

How do I register?  

Registrations with the following information needed below can either be e-mailed to Alysa Mozak at or a hard copy can be turned into the Office for Sexual Violence Response in Lower Olmsted by Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 5pm.

Please note:

There is a limit of 35 participants for this MVP Training Program, so please be sure that you are committed to attending before submitting your registration. Participants will be emailed acceptance notices once their registration is turned in and will be as a first come, first serve basis. A waiting list may ensue and those participants will be notified if there are any cancellations.


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