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    Lebanon Valley College Students Complete Brave Zone Training

    Image result for Brave Zone NetworkMore than 80 Lebanon Valley College students completed Brave Zone Network Training during the past academic year. The Brave Zone Network trains students, faculty, and staff with the goal of creating an on-campus network of allies and members of the LGBT+ community.

    Local students who completed training include:

    Jessica Zeiner of Leesport a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley.

    Melanie Haas of Mohrsville a graduate of Hamburg Area Junior-Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education at The Valley.

    Pearl Weber of Douglassville a graduate of Twin Valley High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley.

    Nicholas Bentz of Reading a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley.

    Ashley Lasalle of Birdsboro a graduate of Daniel Boone Junior-Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education at The Valley.

    Savannah Toth of Douglassville a graduate of Daniel Boone Junior-Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in neuroscience at The Valley.

    Emily Bainbridge of Birdsboro a graduate of Daniel Boone Junior-Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English at The Valley.

    Marisa Bosque of Fleetwood a graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in biology at The Valley.

    The Brave Zone Network trains students, faculty, and staff with the goal of creating an on-campus network of allies and members of the LGBT+ community. The program educates members regarding how to address issues involving the community and how to advocate for peers, family members, and other acquaintances. A large portion of Brave Zone training focuses on education. Trainees are immersed in situations that members of the LGBT+ community often encounter so they will be able to understand the oppression the community experiences.

    There are sections of the training that cover vocabulary, pronoun usage and why it’s important, understanding gender identity and gender expression, sexual attraction versus sexual orientation, and romantic attraction.

    There are more than 150 members involved with the program, including students, staff, and faculty. Members can be recognized on campus by a door decal on their dorm, house, or office door.

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