SUMMIT, NJ - Katie Koestner, who appeared on the cover of TIME magazine at the age of 18 as the first victim of date rape to speak nationally and publicly about what had been a crime of silence, will be deliver a presentation to Summit High School juniors and seniors February 7 during the school day. Koestner, will present to parents the same evening at 7 p.m. at Summit High School.
Koestner has dedicated her life to educating and bringing awareness to students and parents about campus safety and college sexual assault. She has appeared on many media outlets, and has also assisted the U.S. Department of Education in developing and providing programs to women. Her testimony on Capitol Hill was instrumental in the passage of federal student safety legislation.
To date, Koestner has spoken to more than 3000 schools across the nation on student safety issues.
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Her presentation to Summit High School students and parents will include her personal experience with date rape, and will also cover a variety of topics surrounding the transition from high school to college. She will provide helpful strategies in keeping safe while away at college.
The presentation is funded by Shaping Summit Together. Summit High School is located at 125 Kent Place Boulevard.