Girl Scouts Take the Lead
Girl Scouts and their leaders have joined JBWS in its efforts to prevent dating and domestic abuse. The result is impressive! Take a look at some examples of how girls are using their creativity and influence to increase community awareness about this important issue.
- R.E.A.C.H. for Healthy Relationships is an Interest Project Award created to encourage other girls to get involved in promoting healthy dating relationships and preventing abuse.
- Bronze, Silver and Gold Award projects have resulted in 1) public awareness events reaching parents and girls of all ages; 2) donation drives to benefit victims of abuse and their families; 3) newspaper articles educating thousands of readers; and 4) the creation of school clubs and awareness campaigns.
- Troops are sponsoring theatrical performances and discussions on dating abuse prevention for their girls.
The partnership between JBWS and the Girls Scouts of Northern NJ grew out of a mutual desire to promote self-worth, social conscience and leadership among girls.
For more information about this collaboration and how your Girl Scout troop can work with JBWS to prevent domestic violence, contact the Dating Abuse Prevention Program at 973-267-7520 Ext. 136.