Administrators and students at Palo Alto High School will work with educational empowerment program REALyou to implement new social-emotional learning practices in response to sexual harassment incidents.

The curriculum will better educate students on consent through more personal activities, according to REALyou founder Anea Bogue.

RISE Student Task Force, a club committed to creating a culture of consent at Paly, was largely responsible for the change. 

On Oct. 16, teachers and representatives from RISE and One Love Club, which promotes healthy relationships among youth, met with Bogue to discuss the best ways to combat the issue.


“I hope to shift the emphasis of our education from solely consent to one which encompasses all facets of a healthy relationship.”

— Alexa Aalami, senior and RISE co-founder


Some RISE and One Love Club members said Bogue’s presentations at Paly were missing information.

In response, the RISE and One Love clubs are working alongside teachers and Bogue to craft a new curriculum to effectively convey the information.

“I hope to shift the emphasis of our education from solely consent to one which encompasses all facets of a healthy relationship,” Paly senior and RISE co-founder Alexa Aalami said.

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