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Education and Prevention with Youth

Leadership, mentoring, anti-bullying and teen dating abuse prevention programs.

MAAV was happy to lead 2 workshops at Parent University, sponsored by the Melrose Education Foundation this morning: one on preventing bullying led by Rebecca Mooney, and one on promoting healthy relationships in the #MeToo era, led by Safe Steps Counselor Crystal Johnson and 3 of our stellar Student Action Board members, Maggie Sullivan, Alessa Hatch & Madelyn Strike. So proud of these young women, who got the parents talking with the "agree-disagree" activity! ... See MoreSee Less

MAAV was happy to lead 2 workshops at Parent University, sponsored by the Melrose Education Foundation this morning: one on preventing bullying led by Rebecca Mooney, and one on promoting healthy relationships in the #MeToo era, led by Safe Steps Counselor Crystal Johnson and 3 of our stellar Student Action Board members, Maggie Sullivan, Alessa Hatch & Madelyn Strike. So proud of these young women, who got the parents talking with the agree-disagree activity!Image attachment
  • 23rd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil Shows the Power of Words
    23rd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil Shows the Power of Words
    Once again, the community turned out to support MAAV at our 23rd Annual Walk & Candlelight Vigil. More than 500 community members attended this year’s event, which raised more than $50,000 (a new record!) for MAAV’s programs and services! The event began with a Candlelight Vigil to honor the eleven victims of domestic violence homicide…
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