TeenSafe Leadership Group
Following the great success of last year’s TeenSafe pilot program, Journey to Safety is proud to announce that a new tenth and eleventh grade TeenSafe Leadership Group will begin this fall. In addition, Journey to Safety is starting a new eleventh and twelfth grade TeenSafe Advisors Group, which will focus on creating peer outreach programs aimed at Jewish day schools, religious schools, youth groups, parents, educators, youth group advisors, and other adults engaged in youth education.
Funded with a generous grant from the Boston Jewish Community Women’s Fund, TeenSafe is designed to bring Jewish high school girls together to learn about healthy, unhealthy, and abusive dating relationships and to create a way to share this information with their peers. The program curriculum emphasizes leadership skills, experiential learning, and community building among the participants.
When asked to reflect on what they gained from the program, 2011-2012 participants enthusiastically responded: