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United Educators, Learning Courage Partner to Address Sexual Abuse

Bethesda, Md., and Portsmouth, N.H., June 13, 2024 — United Educators (UE) insurance announces a groundbreaking partnership with nonprofit Learning Courage to help prevent sexual abuse at K-12 independent day and boarding schools and youth-serving organizations.


The objective of this innovative collaboration is to help organizations reduce and respond to sexual abuse, protecting teens and creating safer communities.

“Preventing sexual abuse is a top concern for education leaders,” said Sarah Braughler, Vice President of Risk Management for UE, a reciprocal risk retention group serving K-12 schools, colleges, and universities. “This partnership with Learning Courage gives our members an added incentive to foster safe learning environments.”

Through UE’s Risk Management Premium Credit (RMPC) program, eligible organizations can earn an insurance premium credit by joining Learning Courage as a member and completing a Learning Courage risk assessment.

Learning Courage gives leaders tools to help reduce the number of sexual abuse incidents and respond appropriately when incidents occur. To prevent incidents of abuse and minimize trauma, Learning Courage provides groundbreaking programs, best practices, and both human and academic resources.

“By partnering with UE, we’re making it easier for leaders, faculty, and students to help prevent sexual abuse and create healthier communities,” Learning Courage CEO Jamie Forbes said. “Raising awareness of risks and equipping community members with prevention and response skills creates safer learning environments.”

For more information on how to apply and earn the UE premium credit, visit Risk Management Premium Credit Program | United Educators (

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About UE
UE is education’s answer to the distinct risks and opportunities institutions face. UE provides liability insurance and risk management services to more than 1,600 members representing K-12 schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States. Founded in 1987 as a risk retention group, UE is owned and governed by the institutions it insures. UE addresses our members’ unique risks through thoughtful underwriting resulting in appropriate coverage.

About Learning Courage
Learning Courage is a nonprofit membership organization that works with K-12 independent schools and youth-serving organizations to reduce incidents, improve responses and support healing from sexual misconduct and abuse by guiding and advising on best practices, tools, and resources. Founded by survivors and experienced independent school educators, Learning Courage takes a practical and thoughtful approach to helping leaders build communities that are safer and more resistant to sexual misconduct.

For press inquiries, please contact: Tish King / Jamie Forbes

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