Teens for Courage

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
Interested in starting a club?  Download our Toolkit for the implementation of Courage Clubs and/or contact us at info@jkffc.org


The Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage pledges to partner with youth and young adults to understand how to build healthy relationships and recognize warning signs of abuse in their own emerging relationships, and those of their friends and family. Prevention and awareness are effective ways to reduce or prevent unhealthy relationships. A Courage Club can help increase awareness about healthy dating relations and provide resources for students who are experiencing domestic violence in a relationship. Starting a Courage Club is a very important step in addressing domestic violence and promoting healthy relationships among teens.

We are dedicated to supporting the development of healthy, respectful, and nonviolent relationships while bringing awareness to unhealthy, abusive, or violent relationships.  Our goal is to partner with communities, universities, teen groups and organizations and faith-based groups interested in raising awareness about teen dating violence and promoting safe, healthy relationships.

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; download our Toolkit for the implementation of a Courage Club or contact us at info@jkffc.org

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Check out our 2021 Teens for Courage Summit.


2021 Teens for Courage Summit- Dating in a Digital World

Our second annual 2021 Teens for Courage Summit held virtually February 13th was a success! It was hosted by talk show host, Ohavia Phillips and featured presentations on dating in a digital world, how to start a Courage Club, and information from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). 

The 2021 Teens for Courage Video Contest winner has been chosen, but don't worry you can still watch all the submissions here! All of the contest participants did an awesome job.  We would like to congratulate Lake Norman Charter School- Courage Club on winning this year's contest! High school students were asked to create original, informative and inspiring video content on one of the three important topics:  Cyberbullying, Consent and/or Recognizing Heather Relationships. Lake Norman Charter School- Courage Club, won $500 for their school. Ths money will be used to fund domestic violence awareness school initiatives and/or to support the school's Courage Club. We can't wait to see what ideas will be brought on next year!

We would also like to give a special thanks to our contest judges from Johnson and Wales University, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Wake Forest University, and Winthrop University!

Special thanks to our high school partners that got the word out and had their awesomized students show up to our 2021 Teens for Courage:
Featuring Talk Show Host and Media Maven, Ohavia Phillips 

Bio: Hailing from Charlotte, NC, by way of Brooklyn, NY, Ohavia ("Oh") Phillips, is one of a kind! Her charisma, infectious personality, & warmth make her a favorite in any circle. Ohavia is a successful media personality, content creator, speaker and emcee around the city of Charlotte and a thriving talk show host of her OWN show, The Oh Show. Ohavia has been named Influencer of Charlotte, Media Maven of Charlotte as well as highlighted on many multimedia platforms from social media, to television and print! When her hand is not on the microphone, it's on her books! Ohavia is currently pursuing her doctorate in business administration with a focus in organizational management and crisis communication. Ohavia says she loves people and connecting with #OHMAZING and impactful individuals to impact communities. Her slogan is: I'm ready to serve. And she does just that!

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