Student Leaders Discuss Relationship Violence with Younger Peers

photo (304)On November 13, six members of our Student Action Board (SAB) presented an hour-long program on relationship violence to the entire 7th grade at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School in conjunction with a grade-wide project related to the book “The Outsiders.” SAB members shared information and personal stories about bullying, teen dating and domestic violence, and the power of bystanders. They also shared project ideas from the Safe STEPS for Teens Project, including a poster campaign, “Bystanders Don’t Stand By,” PSA contest, T-shirt campaign, community art projects and social media campaigns. Many thanks to SAB members Madeleine Carbonneau, Keith Morris, Maria Drago, Molly Clark, Adonis Logan and Joe Colozzo, who did an outstanding job!

Focus on Healthy Teen Relationships at Parent University

photo (305)“Parenting for Healthy Teen Relationships” was the workshop presented by MAAV Director Rebecca Mooney at the first-ever Parent University in Melrose on November 14. Organized by the Melrose Education Foundation and Melrose Public Schools, the event brought parents together for a day of learning and information-sharing. Check out these tips for parents shared at our workshop!




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MAAV’s 20th Annual Walk is over but you can still make a donation! Help us continue our work to prevent violence before it starts.