Where we’ve been and where we’re going with the YOUth Ending Violence Program
Since the late 1980’s Battered Women’s Support Services has been delivering violence prevention education to young people as we recognize the meaningful role youth play in shaping a future free from gender-based violence.
Over the years we have been many places with our youth program: We’ve delivered education to thousands of secondary school students in the Greater Vancouver area, we have trained many young people to educate and support their own communities in addition to collaborating with local artists and change-makers to amplify our message.
With this in mind, we are proud to announce a return of the YOUth Ending Violence program where we hope to continue to empower and equip young people with tools to identify and address gender-based violence in their lives and communities.
The YOUth Ending Violence program is looking to not only involve young people, but to center our voices in this work as we cannot ignore the role that youth continue to play in shaping change in the world around us whether that is by having tough conversations with our parents, mobilizing for a sustainable future or coming up with innovative ways to keep ourselves safe online.
Young people are capable, resourceful and radical in our commitment to the future and the YOUth Ending Violence seeks to recognize and uplift our strengths.
As the YOUth Ending Violence coordinator I am blessed with the important work of not only honouring all the places we’ve been and offering direction towards all that we will accomplish.
I hope you will join me in this journey!
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at [email protected].