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Partnership Against Domestic Violence to host Teen Summit for teens and parents

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Partnership Against Domestic Violence to host Teen Summit for teens and parents

The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

On Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Partnership Against Domestic Violence is hosting their ninth annual Teen Summit at Decatur High School.

This year’s theme will be, “Dialogue and Action,” which is centered around how to empower teenagers and adults alike when addressing dating violence among teenagers.

Teen Summit is free and will include:

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– Hands-on activities

– Workshops

– Teen-led sessions to inspire teenagers to speak up and advice geared towards parents for teaching their adolescents about healthy relationships

– Teen Slam Poetry and Open Mic hosted by VoxATL

According to a press release, “This event will equip teens and adults to grow in understanding each other’s perspectives and concerns and generate plans of action attendees can take back to their own communities.”

In addition, members of the Teens Against Dating Violence advisory board will be leading the Teen Summit. The advisory board consists of nine high school students in metro Atlanta.

“As a student, I can relate to not wanting to discuss dating violence,” second year advisory board member Brooke Pearson said in the press release. “I feel as a board member that it’s my duty to let other teens and their parents know that this is an issue that needs to be discussed and not ignored.”

For more information about Partnership Against Domestic Violence, visit their website at www.padv.org, or follow them on social media at: www.facebook.com/PADVAtlanta and @PADVAtlanta.

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