Mayor signs Teen Dating Violence Proclamation

February is Teen Dating Violence awareness month. The Mayor signed a proclamation in hopes of raising awareness about the serious issue.

 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – February is Teen Dating Violence awareness month.  Thursday afternoon, Mayor Tom Henry signed a Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Proclamation.  Members of the staff from the YWCA Northeast Indiana were on hand to answer some question from local media and the Mayor answered some too.

Jennifer Rohlf, Director of Empowerment, Paula Hughes-Schuh, CEO, YWCA Northeast Indiana, Mayor Tom Henry, Laura Brown and Nunu Aye, Community Programs Case Managers (Courtesy: YWCA)
Jennifer Rohlf, Director of Empowerment, Paula Hughes-Schuh, CEO, YWCA Northeast Indiana, Mayor Tom Henry, Laura Brown and Nunu Aye, Community Programs Case Managers
(Courtesy: YWCA)

One in three teenagers will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Each county in our six-county regions is getting involved with events to bring attention to this important issue and help put an end to Teen Dating Violence.

  • Tuesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. students at DeKalb High School will read a Proclamation, from the Mayor of Auburn at the High School basketball game.
  • Wednesday, February 7, students at East Noble High School will be reading a proclamation from the Mayor of Kendallville at 6 p.m. at the High School basketball game.
  • Friday, February 9, students at Columbia City High School will be reading a proclamation from the Columbia City Mayor at 7:30 p.m. at the basketball game.

 

 

Remember, orange is the color for Teen Dating Violence Awareness month. February 1-3 the Martin Luther King Junior Bridge will be lit in orange.