“Voices Against Violence” Community Coffee House is February 7

imagesLast year’s Community Coffee House was so well-received we decided to make it an annual event! Please join us on Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose for “Voices Against Violence”-an evening of music, song, poetry and spoken word. This event is open to the public and kicks off Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Students and staff from Melrose High School, Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, as well as musicians from the community will perform. Returning performers include Kris Rodolico, Bill McQuaid and Joe Parrillo. New this year is rapper “Afro D” who spreads positive messages about respect for differences. The event is free with a $5 donation requested; coffee and refreshments will also be available for sale. Sponsored by the Student Action Board and Safe STEPS For Teens Project.

Parent Workshop On February 25

The MVP (Mentors in Violence Prevention) Program at Northeastern University has been training our student leaders and adult coaches over the past 2 years on bystander strategies for preventing and interrupting teen dating abuse. This interactive workshop for parents of high school and middle school students will be facilitated by MVP trainers and MHS student leaders, and will highlight the role of parents in fostering healthy teen relationships. The workshop is Wednesday, Feb. 25 (snow date Feb. 26) at 7:00 pm in the 2nd floor Project Room at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. No registration is required. For more information, call MAAV at 781-662-2010.


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