Deering High School Invests in a Message

YAAPP Walking in their ShoesTo educate teens about the occurrence of teen dating violence, the Young Adult Abuse Prevention program (YAAPP) works with its target population to design its programs. As part of its successful JOY grant proposal, YAAPP asked the JMG students at Deering High School to help them design an approach that would speak to their peers. The result is an exhibit entitled “Walking in their Shoes” – intended to show the many facets of domestic violence through colorful and creative shoe sculpture.

“This is so much more than one donation,” said Deering Specialist Robyn Fink, “this is students using their creative talent and growing awareness of what dating violence looks like to invest in education and prevention for themselves, their friends and their peers.”