Los Gatos High School Football Team demonstrates their leadership as they make respect the standard, from the Golden State to the Lone Star State! LGHS Football Team players are raising funds to bring the Respect My Red awareness campaign to 10 underserved special public girls’ middle schools in Texas.
Raising $20,000 will provide each school with 150 Respect My Red kits, including a T-shirt and temporary tattoo.
Raising $30,000 will give each school curricula and a keynote presentation.
More about Respect My Red:
Respect My Red is a national education and empowerment program promoting respect for one’s self and within relationships.
Our Message: We have the right to be Red!
We choose when someone can touch us, “get” with us, and “be” with us.
We expect respect.
Age, race, religion, gender, economic status, job status, ability, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, sexual past and every other aspect about us never affects our right to be Red.
This program educates students on the definition of consent, how to legally and respectfully gain consent, how to say “No” and hear “No,” what each of us can do if we see someone who is not being treated with respect, and how to foment a culture of respect and consensual, healthy relationships. The concept of Respect My Red is that everyone is a “red light” and it is up to each person to turn their own self “green.” Respect My Red is fully supportive of all religious values and beliefs. It is inclusive with regard to gender and sexual identity. Respect My Red does not support high risk sexual behaviors, but rather empowers everyone to feel confident in their choices and values pertaining to their relationships and interactions with others. Respect My Red is about the idea that no one—not a stranger, not an acquaintance, not a relative, and not a romantic partner—has the right to touch us without both our consent and the legal right to request our consent.
Respect My Red promotes discussion and education in a developmentally appropriate way on what it means to show and get respect. It also teaches the laws pertaining to relationships and boundaries. The program empowers students to understand they have 100% control over their own sexuality, including their personal religious beliefs, morals and values. No one has the right to control or touch another person until that person is willing to participate in any activity.
Schools to receive the Respect my Red kits, curricula, and keynotes:
●The Irma Rangel Leadership School – Dallas
●The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders – Austin
●San Antonio Leadership Academy
●Lubbock School for Young Women Leaders
●Young Women’s Leadership Academy – Fort Worth
●Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold Middle School – Grand Prairie
●Young Women’s Leadership Academy – Midland
●Young Women’s Leadership Academy: Primary – San Antonio
●Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy – Houston
●Young Women’s Leadership Academy Ysleta