FCCLA Promotes Dating Violence Prevention Month



Front Row: Paige Lee (FCCLA Director of Fundraising), Kael Heflin, Debbie Cosentino (VIP Child Counselor Advocate), FCCLA President -Caitlyn Burdick. Back Row: Thomas Chernasky, Caden Brungard and Jaiden DeRosa

FCCLA has coordinated with the Wayne and Pike County Victim’s Intervention Program to make it known that February is “Dating Violence Prevention Month.”  Students have placed bright orange flyers and ribbons in the hallway with flyers and important information for anyone who may be seeking help or experiencing an abusive relationship. Students have the opportunity to take an awareness quiz for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

FCCLA Director of Fundraising Paige Lee, sophomore, explained that her time learning about and promoting dating violence prevention has been a rewarding experience.

“I hope that students at our school realize that this issue should be taken seriously,” Paige, who also participates in indoor track and softball, said.  “I want them to know how important it is to contact someone for help if it is needed.”

FCCLA President Caitlyn Burdick, senior, agrees.

“I hope that my classmates realize that they can get out of a bad situation. There is always someone there to help them,” Caitlyn explained.

Did you know that one out of three high school students across the country experience an abusive relationship before they graduate? If you need help, reach out to an Advocate today! Call 570-253-4401 or text 570-798 -4VIP (4847).  Chat : vipempowers.or/chat

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