The Guts to Be Good
THE GUTS TO BE GOOD: G2BG
Everyone has guts; therefore, “everyone has The Guts To Be Good.”
G2BG is about building a world we want to live in. This is a world where all humans are safe and treated equitably with respect.
THE GUTS TO BE GOOD- G2BG is 5 things everyone, everywhere, every day to promote SAFETY, EQUALITY & RESPECT as norms on an individual, relationship, community and societal levels.
The guts to be RESPECTFUL,
The guts to be COURTEOUS,
The guts to SPEAK UP,
The guts to be HONEST &
The guts to LEND A HAND
SER to end OSN through G2BG across the SEM
Peer Solutions is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1996 with the mission: Investing in Youth to Elevate Communities.
We believe it takes everyone, everyday, everywhere to cultivate safe, equitable, respectful, and ultimately healthy communities today, tomorrow and forever. We work together to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences before they begin, including: child abuse, domestic, dating, sexual, gun, and gang violence, substance abuse, depression, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, homelessness, poverty, poor school performance, and more. Activities are positive, youth developed and led, year-round, and intergenerational. We are all Peers, We are all the Solution.
We foster healthy communities by cultivating Safety, Equality and Respect (SER) as norms to prevent the root causes of these harms before they begin. The root causes are Oppression, Silence/Denial and Normalized harm (OSN). We cultivate SER to end OSN through G2BG-The Guts To Be Good. Five things everyone can do everyday, everywhere to make the world a better place: 1. The Guts to be Respectful, 2. The Guts to be Courteous, 3. The Guts to Speak-Up, 4. The Guts to be Honest, and 5. The Guts to Lend a Hand.
Research confirms strategies across the Social Ecological Model (SEM) maximize impact. This means addressing change at the individual, relationship, community and societal levels. Community and Societal level strategies are the most effective because they affect the most amount of people. We empower individuals with education and the skills to build healthy relationships at home, school, their workplaces and in the community. Together, we develop and implement activities with the communities we serve. This establishes cultural relevance, retention, and generational impact. Policy level work has proven the most successful. Today’s young people are tomorrow’s parents/adult caregivers and/or policy makers.
It's time to end sexual violence…
GUTS TO BE GOOD WINNERS AS OF MARCH 2017
BJ & Ellis Wiggins
Darien Rauhouse Wendell
Dave & Cyndi Stout
Elizabeth & Carina Gayosso
JoAnn Del Colle
Mary Anna Bastin
Representative Paul Boyer
Senator Kate Brophy McGee