Aaron Kay is an ERAPP Educator at Day One. He works with eight middle schools in Manhattan to deliver Day One’s educational and interactive workshops that provide students with foundational skills and tools to build healthy and safe relationships. Workshops are tailored to the specific needs of each school or classroom community that engage a variety of learning styles. He facilitates preventive and informative workshops to end intimate partner violence for middle school students, caregivers, parents, and school staff; as well as link young people and families already experiencing intimate partner violence to direct assistance.
Aaron believes that, when provided a supportive platform, young people have the power to lead their communities in building cultures of safety and liberation.
Before joining Day One, Aaron worked on the Safe Horizon hotline for domestic violence and sexual assault. He has also provided case management and counseling for survivors of intimate partner violence in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he achieved a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Skidmore College. In 2018, Aaron co-authored the Curriculum for Fostering Healthier Masculinities, a resource for camping communities about gender identity and emotional intelligence.
Outside of his work at Day One, Aaron spends most of his time greeting dogs on the street.