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YWCA ROCK COUNTY
May 29, 2010

Working with teens can be a challenge. They have an overabundance of energy. Fortunately they also have a ton of creativity. My local group was working on a community-wide campaign, which included posters illustrating the 10 early warning signs of abuse. The teens knew just the right images and words to use to develop the posters. However, they didn't quite have the technical expertise to complete them in the amount of time available. I contacted the Public Relations Department of the YWCA of Rock County and they quickly came to the rescue. They were thrilled to work with the teens and provided positive feedback to them. Together we created an eye-catching poster series that impacted youth at our school. In addition, the posters have inspired other organizations throughout the state to enlist the creativity and energy of teens to advocate in their communities and take on the silent epidemic of teen dating abuse.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

creating a campaign to reach out to teens of all ages to educate them on the early warning signs of dating abuse.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the willingness of the staff to share their knowledge with others and to help with projects even when their own workload is high!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate, creative and unbelievably dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Created a community-wide campaign regarding the early warning signs of dating abuse.