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“[I learned a lot of] self-confidence, and also self-awareness to what I say and what I let influence me.” – Tomisin

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“We’re trying to inform people [about] how to intervene in a way that has a positive outcome and how to put the needs of the victim or survivor first. We teach people that every situation is different and how to read a situation and intervene in a way that will have a positive impact.” – Joury

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“The people that you’re surrounded with definitely foster a challenging mentality – one that pushes you to rethink the kind of things that you’ve experienced all your life.” – Nick

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“Keep an open mind, because you will learn a lot – not just about the topic, but also about yourself.” – Tomisin

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“It’s going to sound strange, but I think [The Bystander Initiative teaches you] to be more human. You learn how to listen, and for me, personally, that’s what I took most from it – I learned how to listen to another person and what a powerful form of communication that is … [T]hat goes along with being able to empathize with them and listen to them and figure out what they need.” – Joury

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“The [Bystander Initiative] program helped me learn how to handle situations in a more organized manner – assessing the situation and thinking, ‘Okay what are the steps we need to take to make sure we don’t escalate the situation?’” – Raven

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