Teens for Courage

Thank you to all who attended our inaugural event!

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

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COURAGE CLUBS Spreading the Message 

The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage  pledges to continue to help youth and young adults to understand how to build relationships and recognize warning signs of abuse in their own emerging relationships, and those of their friends and family. As we continue to build awareness and outreach in the Charlotte community and beyond, we will be focusing on expanding our Domestic Violence Courage Clubs to universities, high schools and within faith communities.  We hope to build awareness about healthy versus unhealthy relationships, respect, boundaries and more.  We are grateful to our existing DV Courage Clubs currently at Charlotte Catholic, Country Day, Lake Norman Charter, Myers Park High, Providence Day, and W. A. Hough High Schools.  

We thank them for their dedication to our mission and in supporting their fellow classmates. To learn more about our Courage Clubs and how to start one in your middle/high, university or community; download our Toolkit for the implementation of a school -based Domestic Violence awareness Courage Club below and or contact us at info@jkffc.org

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 us at info@jkffc.org