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Escalation Workshop Challenge Recap

During the month of October, students across the country participated in our Escalation Workshop Challenge as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We were shocked, inspired and blown away by the results of this first-ever challenge and want to take a moment to share more details on the results far and wide. 

The Escalation Workshop Challenge Results

Thanks to the hard work of Team One Love, schools and our trained facilitators across the country, we saw a RECORD number of workshops and total number of participants in just one month. Here are the results that YOU made happen.


The Winners of Top School and Top Facilitator

To sweeten the challenge, we added in some prizes for both Top School AND Top Facilitator. Winners were chosen based on a combined evaluation of the amount of workshops, the number of participants, the number of facilitators and/or friends involved, and how people recruited others into the movement by getting them to sign up at 

With that, the Top School and the winner of an up to $500 pizza party for their next Team One Love gathering is: 


Butler University hosted 11 workshops over the course of the month where over 21 trained facilitators helped educate 603 fellow classmates and peers. 



The honor of Top Facilitator goes to two people who we felt really worked hard to get involved and share Escalation with as many people as possible. They will both be receiving some sweet One Love T-Shirts for themselves and to share with friends. They are,..


Jessica facilitated four workshops, along with other Pine Manor College facilitators, and ensured that 189 of her fellow classmates and peers participated in the workshop. 

“Facilitating the Escalation Workshop gives me a sense of excitement knowing that I am raising awareness on such an important topic. I get a strong feeling that I have accomplished another goal after each training. The participation and conversations throughout the trainings are intriguing and I am eager to continue to facilitate more Escalation trainings.” – Jessica


Steven also facilitated four workshops and was able to bring the Escalation Workshop to 77 of his University of Dayton classmates. When asked why he brought the workshop to his school, he said:

“To inform the student body about how to protect one another during domestic violence awareness month. I’m already planning another workshop for November!” – Steven

Shout out to EVERYONE!  

The Escalation Workshop Challenge wouldn’t have been a resounding success without the participation from ALL 147 unique schools. Whether you held a workshop with one person or 50 people – you helped make an impact on someone’s life and made a contribution in the movement to end relationship abuse! As a thank you to everyone who participated, we thought we’d pull together some of the best photos and quotes from the entire month. 

“The Escalation Workshop Challenge started as a perfect platform to get the message of awareness regarding healthy and unhealthy relationships and dating and domestic violence to as many students as we could. As the month went on, and more and more students attended, it was amazing to hear participants walk into the room and say that they had heard about the workshop from their peers and that they were looking forward to learning.” – Nazareth College


“This was our first time facilitating an Escalation Workshop, so we were so excited to see how it went. It was an amazing turnout with an amazing discussion afterwards. It was so great to see student facilitators leading the discussion. This film does a powerful job of illustrating dating violence and its impacts. Every student should see it and consider their role in preventing dating violence.” – California State University, Chico


“We are working to make sure that all of our first year students attend an Escalation Workshop during their first semester at Chestnut Hill College. It was particularly important to host the workshops during October, because it helped to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month on campus. We view Escalation as the first step in a holistic education about healthy and unhealthy relationships. Escalation has really been a great way to bring awareness of this issue to students in a way that is meaningful, but not overwhelming to the audience.” – Chestnut Hill College