The Center for Safety & Change is inviting Rockland County high school students to participate in its Student Activists Ending Dating Abuse (SAEDA) four-day training program from Feb. 16-19 at the Palisades Center in West Nyack.
Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to enroll early, as space is limited to 25 students.
SAEDA is a youth-led education and prevention program that trains student leaders about dating abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, bullying and strategies for combating them.
Learn more about SAEDA from past Students of the Week, Erin Scott and Sandra Goldstein of South Orangetown schools.
The program is dedicated to celebrating diversity, challenging oppressive social norms, promoting leadership and inspiring youth to help end gender-based violence. Over 450 high school students have participated in the SAEDA training since its inception in 2004, making it a model program co-facilitated by Center for Safety & Change staff and community partners.
Students who complete the training will earn 28 hours of community service credit and a $50 stipend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided free for participants. Those interested in applying or receiving more information are encouraged to contact Laura Plotkin at 845-634-3391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the organization:
The Center for Safety & Change serves survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Rockland County. Established in 1979 as an emergency residential shelter with a 24-hour hotline, it has grown into an organization that offers a vast array of comprehensive services to survivors and their families, as well as victims of other serious crimes. These services include advocacy, legal accompaniment, children’s services, support groups, sexual trauma services and special victim’s advocacy with the Rockland County District Attorney’s office, as well as prevention programs such as the Center’s Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program.