SAVE Club hosts teen dating violence awareness week

The SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) club is hosting a “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week” this week.  February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Teen Dating Violence Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and twenty-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it.

Dating violence is more common than many people think.  One in three teens in the United States will experience physical or emotional abuse by someone with whom they are in a relationship with before they become adults.  The purpose of this event is to help spread awareness and stop dating abuse before it starts.  Chloe Rizk, a member of the SAVE club, stated “The SAVE club is dedicated to bringing awareness to teen violence, so for this month, we decided to put flyers and information on teen dating violence.  Teen dating violence is much more prevalent than we all think, so I really hope it helps someone somewhere.”

This week the SAVE club hung up posters in the cafeteria to make people aware of this abuse.  Students stopped by the table to pick up these posters and to learn more about this problem and ways to prevent it.  The SAVE club contributes a lot in the service in and out of the school community.  This is just one way they reach out to our school and make teachers and students more aware of the violence in our world today.

Story by Natallie Noel