You have the opportunity help loveisrespect offer 33 in-person Healthy Relationship Trainings to 1,320 students and get a great t-shirt in return.
Loveisrespect is looking for new members to join our National Youth Advisory Board (NYAB)! So your first question probably is: what is the board? The NYAB consists of individuals between 12-24 years old that work together to stop teen dating abuse. Members meet over the phone to learn about activism, discuss projects they’re doing in their community and plan events. They are all spreading the word about teen dating violence and how to stop it.
If you work to stop violence in your school or society, the NYAB is a place for you! Come connect and work with like-minded people nationwide — apply online.
Requirements include attending an annual conference and monthly conference calls. In addition, NYAB members are expected to complete at least 20 community-service hours a year on preventing dating abuse. You can organize your own event, lead the ones the board comes up with or participate with a local group addressing the issue. In addition, there are also action items after the monthly calls.
But don’t take our word for it. Here are some quotes from current NYAB leadership:
Tim Gunn delivered very honest remarks about visiting the National Domestic Violence Hotline & loveisrespect last year in this video. Also, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Marshalls is donating a $1.oo for every shoe sold until Oct. 15th (only 1 more day of it!). If you find yourself eying a pair at Marshalls and need extra incentive to buy today, think about the help (and message) you’d be sending victims of domestic violence.
Break the Cycle is in the running for a chance to win $250,000 in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. They have submitted a campaign that seeks to empower young women to end dating violence across the United States. If they win, they will use the money to reach out to selected Girl Scouts Councils and not only educate the participants to avoid abuse and create healthy realtionships, but train them to become peer leaders and spread the knowledge. Click here to submit your vote by the February 28 deadline. The campaign is currently 64th in the running, but with your help it could be one of the top two winning entries. Check out their video entry below:
This Valentine’s Day, share the love…and share the music! Martina McBride is teaming up with loveisrespect and Tickets-for-Charity to make some of the best seats in the house (and yes, we mean floor seats!) available to benefit loveisrespect for all dates on her Shine All Night Tour with Trace Adkins. Whether it’s your boyfriend, girlfriend, sister or best friend, here’s a great way to treat a loved one to an unforgettable performance with one of country music’s biggest stars! Visit Tickets-for-Charity to learn more and find fantastic seats in a city near you!
Hey music fans – our friends at Tickets-for-Charity® are teaming up with Martina McBride and Trace Adkins on their Shine All Night Tour to make fantastic seats available to benefit loveisrespect (all for the same or better price you’ll find elsewhere)! Check out TicketsforCharity.com where a portion of each seat for the tour will automatically benefit the loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.
Here’s an easy way to support our work and a great way to see the country music superstars when their tour kicks off November 20th! Great seats are available now on TicketsforCharity.com.
We have big news! loveisrespect has just started recruitment for the Peer Ambassador Program! This is a national volunteer program opportunity and as a Peer Ambassador you would have the chance to work directly with loveisrespect to help shape our future by providing information, support and feedback about what teen dating abuse and real relationships look like in your communities, schools, etc. Not only that, you would get a free trip to Dallas, Texas to attend the initial meeting/training/ information-sharing weekend! Click here to check out more information or fill out an application. There are only 10 spots available so be sure to apply early!
Were you at the TACS convention in Arlington, TX Sunday, March 29th where 100s of students representing their schools attended booths? If you came by the loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline booth and loved the materials there, including the Love Campaign T-Shirts and would like one for your elected student body officials, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the large number of students requesting T-shirts, we ask that you limit the request of shirts for those elected officers only, with a maximum of 8 shirts per school.
Liz Claiborne, the founding sponsor of the Helpline, has made a loveisrespect t-shirt available on their website. They’re the same t-shirts our staff and peer advocates wear when they’re out representing the Helpline. Plus, a piece of each sale benefits loveisrespect, so check it out!