We launched maro because we truly believe (and have the research to back it) that preventative education has the power to incite transgenerational impact--decreasing rates of suicide, bullying, rape & sexual assault and more. Honestly, we wish our parents & teachers had maro when we were kids.
It’s not enough to focus on the after-the-fact when it comes to mental wellness, reproductive health, empathy development or diversity education.
for the next ten years, here is how we will measure our impact.
prevented sexually transmitted diseases & infections (STD/Is)
averted instances of power-based violence
averted instances of bullying
students directed toward mental health resources
averted suicides (completed & attempted)
students with intellectual or developmental disabilities educated on mental and reproductive health
averted instances of alcohol and drug abuse
teachers trained and equipped to handle students in crisis
parents with increased access to mental and reproductive health education resources