The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) is committed to giving survivors and their families and friends the resources they need to reclaim their lives and begin healing, to raising awareness of the issues survivors face, and to ending sexual violence through healing and social change.
BARCC empowers young people ages 14–19 to become activists, educating their communities about sexual violence and creating change. Our YLC members also advise us on how BARCC can better serve young survivors. The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Youth Leadership Corps (YLC) is a group in which young leaders develop skills to become change agents and activists in their community. Youth ages 14–19 learn about and create projects to educate their community on issues of sexual violence prevention and healthy relationship promotion.