Young Activist Spotlight

Leading the way to Real Change

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month isn't the only time Let's Be Real members engage in awareness activities, peer education, and community projects across the world. These inspired activists stay busy all year long to promote healthy relationships and end dating abuse. Take a look at these amazing projects and join the movement!

Magazine Articles

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Six Let's Be Real members, including the three cover girls above (L-R: Scarlet de Lemeny, Dianne Uribe, Karla Lozano) use writing to share their stories of activism and healthy relationship concepts with Love, GIRLS Magazine.

Ted Talks

Briana Neben uses her voice at TedxCarsonCity to talk about prevention, affirmations, and healing from dating abuse. 

Newspaper Articles

Jamie Stewart-Aday writes a feature for his school newspaper to educate his classmates on dating abuse and local resources. 


Activists from over 13 cities use social media to create a weekly show to start conversations around relationships, dating, sex, and technology. 

Prevention Training

Youth from Safe House of Seminole County, New Image, and Let's Be Real come together for dating abuse prevention training and peer education focused on activism. 


pictured Kesha. blog title - a moving portrayal of survivor resilience

Lauren Allen uses her media literacy skills and personal story to discuss powerful moments in pop culture for Break the Cycle's blog. 

Short Films

Haley Ward's short film showcases the reality of dating abuse in the lives of young people. 

Val interviews real couples about why it's important to have a #HealthyMeHealthyWe relationship.



love in many languages design on left. self-love heart balloon design on right.

Art is a powerful form of activism for Michaela Radecki and Aviel Waxman, the winner and runner-up of BTC's annual Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month design contest. Collectively they raised $2,000 for dating abuse prevention.

Inspired by these projects? Making change in your community, school, or friend group? Tell us!