Courage First Partnership:
Preventing Abuse Through Film

About Courage First

Courage First
Courage First is a sexual abuse prevention program that educates adults and teens about abuse and predatory behavior and focuses on violence that occurs within sport. Courage First supports youth-serving organizations and institutions in creating safe and abuse-free environments for children and teens.

Collaborating with survivors and leading national child abuse prevention partners, Courage First provides online learning tools like podcasts, blogs and videos to educate around the less-obvious signs of sexual abuse. To honor the Sister Survivors featured in  At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (ATHOG), Courage First offers universities, organizations, and communities the opportunity to screen the film and discuss the complexities around sexual assault on campus and in sport.

Our Partners at Courage First

How to host a screening with Courage First
ATHOG is currently available to stream on HBO NOW and HBO GO. Click here ( to learn how to host a screening or see the film.

Melanie Raffle Armenti
Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Global Sports Development

Brooke Lusk Bumgardner
Vice President of Communications, Foundation for Global Sports Development

Magan Halicek
Director of Programs, Foundation for Global Sports Development

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