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Young leaders against violence 


Accepting applications for 2018-19 school year

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is now accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year through November 11, 2018. One in four teens experiences abuse in their dating relationship. Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. This violence doesn’t have to happen, and you can be part of a movement to bring real change by stopping it before it starts.

YLAV is a youth-led coalition comprised of high school and college-aged members from Kent County focused on increasing awareness and preventing relationship and sexual violence. YLAV is mentored by the leadership of two local agencies: Safe Haven Ministries and the Kent County Health Department.

Being a part of YLAV provides the opportunity to be a leader and energize your community to take a stand against violence. YLAV meets twice a month during the school year to organize events, engage in grassroots advocacy efforts, plan social media and awareness campaigns and meet with community leaders. Members develop valuable professional and leadership skills, including public speaking, professional writing, advocacy and community organizing, resume building, interviewing and other skills valuable to their future careers.

For more information and to apply to YLAV, visit www.YLAV.org or email us at stopviolencegrteens@gmail.com.

YLAV is made possible through a grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to the Kent County Health Department.

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