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Boston Teachers, Educators, And Law Enforcement Against Violent Extremism in Schools

Boston Tea Leaves is a locally established prevention program dedicated to the safety of students and teachers in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to address increasing challenges of violence among youth.

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Tea Leaves is fully-funded by FEMA from October 2023 through to September 2025.

Misogynistic Violent Extremism (MVE), tied to Incel ideology, particularly impacts young males influenced by online figures. Research shows an overlap between misogynistic and racially motivated violence, posing a heightened risk of mass shootings and violence to our community. JUST PLACEHOLDER (different info can go here)

Boston Tea Leaves is a locally established prevention program dedicated to the safety of students and teachers in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) to address increasing challenges of violence among youth.

UST PLACEHOLDER (different info can go here)

Tea Leaves is fully-funded by FEMA from October 2023 through to September 2025.

This program, led by the One World Strong Foundation[i], as well as influential members of the city, benefits all levels the community through:

 

  1. Three-Tiered Approach: School Resource Teams (SRTs), Community Threat Assessment Teams (CTATs), and City Engagement Forums (CEFs) are trained to act systemically to identify, intervene, refer, and manage cases.

  2. Reducing Extremist Threats: To identify and mitigate extremist threats, especially those related to misogyny and racial discrimination, in young people to create a safer learning environment.

  3. Truancy Reduction: The program aims to reduce truancy rates and increase access to education and protective factors by improving school safety.

  4. Local Collaboration: Collaboration between schools, local organizations, law enforcement, city officials, and other stakeholders will strengthen local threat assessment capabilities.

  5. Mentoring and Life Skills: Mentoring programs between BPS students and local colleges provide support, guidance, and life skills development, helping students build resilience and awareness of violence.

 

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