Advocacy

2017

Youth Against Dating Abuse (YADA) aims to prevent, educate, and support survivors of dating abuse in high school and college aged relationships. While almost 1 in 3 teens find themselves in some form of an abusive relationship , a very minimal amount of those who have been abused recognize the signs of abuse, even in their own situation. YADA wants to show young survivors that their experience matters, and affirm that our work is going prevent and educate further cases of dating abuse. YADA is committed to end dating violence and abuse through a series of on-campus support groups and workshops as well as presentations and educational materials to distribute in high school classrooms in the Boston region to show that dating violence is a real and immediate threat to the health and safety of students.