High School Students Unite to Stop Intimate Partner Violence
Did you know that approximately 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner? Research studies reveal that 3 in 4 parents never discuss the warning signs of intimate partner violence with their children.
To raise awareness, the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage is partnering with Mecklenburg County, Carowinds, Turning Point Services Inc. and Johnson & Wales University and to provide a comprehensive educational curriculum to reinforce the development of healthy and respectful dating relationships and teach students how to be active bystanders.
Our first-ever Teens for Courage will be held on February 1, 2020 at Carowinds and emceed by NBC Charlotte's Sarah French. This is a free event for high school students. Participants will:
* Network with students from high schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties
* Learn how to start a Courage Club at your school
* Create a logo and activities for your club for the entire year
* Earn Six hours of Volunteer Credits, a free swag bag and JKFFC T-shirt
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and limited to 500 students. Deadline for registration is January 29, 2020.