Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:51

Teen wins $10K grant for sexual assault prevention

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CAPE ELIZABETH (WGME) - A Cape Elizabeth student has won $10,000 to use toward a cause that is important to her.

Freshman Aela Mansmann will be hosting a student-led summit on sexual assault prevention in May. She is working with other schools and a committee of 10 other students to discuss a wide range of topics, including consent, bystander intervention and how to recognize sexual assault.


U.S. Cellular is recognizing Mansmann as one of its "16 under 16: The Future of Good" award recipients for her work planning the summit and her leadership skills.


The teenager said sexual assault prevention is a topic that is important to her.


"My mom started the national organization SafeBAE which will be hosting the summit so I've always been raised in a household that these conversations were really prevalent in the house," Mansmann said.


The student summit will be held on May 22.