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.

Register Now for this first-ever event!

Teens for Courage Summit Registration - February 1, 2020

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Do you have any dietary restrictions (i.e. food allergies). If so, please list them.

To serve you better, please answer the following questions which are completely voluntary.

Physical abuse is the only form of Intimate Partner Violence
It's okay for my partner to have access to my social media accounts
If I notice a friend is involved in an abusive relationship, I am likely to tell him/her how I feel about it.
I know who and where to report Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
I am likely to be involved in a Domestic Violence Awareness program at my school

These alarming facts demonstrate that there is a significant need to raise awareness about healthy dating behaviors to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.

Would you know what to do or how to react if someone you cared about was in an unhealthy relationship? 
What is a healthy relationship? 
What is an unhealthy relationship?
What are the warning signs

These are the topics and discussions we are working to have and develop through school-based Domestic Violence Clubs.  Interested in starting a club in your middle/high school, university or faith community? Download our Toolkit for the implementation of High School-based Domestic Violence Clubs below and/or contact our Program Director at programdirector@jkffc.org.


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Toolkit for the Implementation of High School-Based Domestic Violence Clubs

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