Student Action Board Prepares to Lead “Escalation” Workshops

Members of MAAV’s Student Action Board will lead workshops on teen dating violence with the senior class of Melrose High School on Thursday, March 2. These workshops will feature a screening of the powerful film “Escalation,” followed by a discussion on teen dating abuse and healthy teen relationships.

“Escalation” was created by the One Love Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to ending relationship violence by educating, empowering and activating students. The One Love Foundation was created in response to the 2010 murder of Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia student, by her ex-boyfriend. All student leaders were trained by the One Love Foundation on facilitating the discussions, and will be paired with a trained adult.

A parent preview night was held on February 6, with an excellent response. Thanks to all of the parents who attended!

Register Now for the 2017 Melrose Run for Women!

Save the date! This year’s Melrose Run for Women will be held on Sunday, May 14, 2017! This 3.5-mile women’s-only road race begins and ends at Pine Banks Park, and winds through the scenic Swain’s Pond area of Melrose. This year is the 20th anniversary of this race, which has become a Mother’s Day tradition for many women in Melrose and surrounding towns. Registration for this year’s race is now open here.



Save the Date!

MAAV’s 4th Annual Community Coffee House will be Sunday, March 19 from 2-4 pm at Temple Beth Shalom.