Support the Youth Success & Safe Dating Programs
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33% of adolescents in America are victim to sexual, physical, verbal, or emotional dating abuse.
The Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation for the Prevention of Domestic
Violence, Inc. wants to let the community know we see the effects domestic
violence has on our youth. We are going to do something about it.
In 2020, we are expanding all our programs and services, specifically geared towards our youth!
Violent behavior often
begins between 6th and 12th grade. 72% of 13 and 14-year-olds are “dating.”
50% of young people
who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide.
Here are ways you can help us make a difference. By donating to Giving Tuesday
· Love is…
Monthly discussion group for ages 11-17. Our goal is to prevent anxiety and depression in preteens and teens that leads to increase in runaways, teen pregnancy, and even suicide. While offering a safe place and positive coping methods our youth coordinator and young adult volunteers gather once a month or as needed with youth of the Triad to discuss their challenges, healthy dating tips, ways to build self-esteem, and real-world issues.
· SDJF Little Villagers
Bi-Monthly Mentorship program for ages 11-17. We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” Our goal is to create future bosses and community advocates while establishing long lasting relationships among our youth. Kids will learn what it means to hold themselves accountable to others.
· Summer-tude Program (Attitude)
Week long summer program for ages 11-17. Our goal is to keep children safe and focused during school break. This program focuses on selfcare, maintaining a positive attitude, and building high esteem for others. Includes refreshments, outdoor activities (sports and team building exercises), classroom trainings (building self-esteem, coping methods ie. art and mediation, how to avoid becoming a victim, and education on healthy relationships), and a trip on Friday.
· SDJF Future Legacies Scholarship
Scholarship program for ages 17-19. Our goal is to give 5 Teens each a $1000 Scholarship to help victims recover from their experience and/or pursue an education that leads towards the prevention of domestic violence and its many forms. Anyone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence or is pursuing an education in social work, counseling, psychology, or health and human sciences can apply.
Help us reach our goal to provide this awareness to our communities!
Visit our website to see a list of Programs we are looking to expand for 2020.