High School Students Unite to Stop Intimate Partner Violence

Our first-ever Teens for Courage Summit was held on February 1, 2020 at Carowinds and emceed by NBC Charlotte's Sarah French.  The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage partnered with Mecklenburg County, Carowinds, Turning Point, 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.

Participants spent time:

* Networking with students from high schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties

* Learning how to start a Courage Club at your school
* Creating a logo and activities for your club for the entire year
* Earning Six hours of Volunteer Credits, a free swag bag and JKFFC T-shirt

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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.  Here are some other alarming statistics:

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 Executive Director, Sherill Carrington at sherill@jkffc.og 


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Teens for Courage Event Photos 
February 1, 2020 taken by Jonathan Stayhorn from Media Arts Collective

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