Mercy Carpenter is an ERAPP Educator at Day One. They work with eight middle schools in Queens and Brooklyn 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. They participate in the delivery of 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.
Mercy is a Black and Indigenous nonbinary femme from Brooklyn who is passionate about land sovereignty and healing intergenerational trauma. Mercy incorporates these values as a Dancer, Visual Artist, Capoeirista, Reiki practitioner, Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Singer, Food Justice Activist and now as an Early Rapp educator.