*ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – *In an effort to empower youth to end the cycle of domestic violence, the Broncos will partner with Project PAVE, a nonprofit organization that promotes alternatives to violence through education.
As a part of the partnership, the Broncos have pledged $60,000 from Denver Broncos Charities and are committed to an ongoing collaboration with Project PAVE.
"The Denver Broncos are extremely proud to work with new flagship partner Project PAVE," said Broncos Vice President of Community Development Cindy Kellogg. "We're excited to collaborate on vital and impactful programming for our community's young people, fostering important dialogue around issues of healthy masculinity, violence-free conflict resolution and peaceful communication strategies, to name a few. We recognize that to truly make significant, positive change, open dialogue with our youth is where it has to start, and Project PAVE is a perfect partner to help guide this effort."
Project PAVE, founded in 1986, is aimed at ending the cycle of relationship violence. Because relationship violence is characteristically generational, Project PAVE's approach is to end the cycle through intervention and prevention education programming. Annually, the organization reaches more than 3,500 children, teens, parents, teachers and other professionals in the Denver metro area.
Last spring, during the Futures Football season, the Broncos and Project PAVE introduced the inaugural "True Man" program, a five-week character development series. The curriculum focused on a number of topics, including healthy relationships, character development and positive conflict resolution.
By partnering with both Rose Andom Center and Project PAVE, the Broncos are committed to supporting survivors of domestic violence, as well as educating youth to prevent future cases of relationship violence.
For more information about Project PAVE, visit www.projectpave.org.