The Waynesburg University Bonner Scholars will host a teen dating violence awareness program at Waynesburg Central High School auditorium Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and all community members are welcome to attend. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided.
University Bonner Scholars designed the program "Love Is Not..." to raise awareness about the signs of teen dating abuse and ways to address abusive relationships. The program will explain types of dating abuse through skits depicting dating scenarios.
"Love Is Not..." will also include guest speaker Dr. Gary Cuccia, creator of the Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization. Cuccia will share his personal experiences as a parent of a daughter who was involved in an abusive dating relationship.
The Demi Brae Organization seeks “to educate our youth, parents, communities and educational system about the dangers of teen dating violence.” For more information about the organization, visit http://www.demibrae.com.
The Bonner Scholarship prepares students for lives of service by requiring its scholars to perform 140 hours of community service each semester at a local service site of their choice, as well as two summers of service at a non-profit or community-based organization.
Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist