“LOVE teaches us things that we’ll never learn
in a regular high school classroom”.
Sam T., LOVE Leader
DIFFERENT FORMS OF VIOLENCE
Youth from LOVE have been witnesses, victims and/or perpetrators of violence in their life.
How do we define violence at LOVE? At LOVE, we define violence as any action that causes pain. Violence can be emotional, physical or social. This includes domestic abuse, rape, sexual harassment, self-harm (i.e. ‘cutting’), different forms of bullying (including physical, social, verbal, emotional, psychological and extortion), fighting, sexual abuse, gang-related violence, substance use/abuse and substance-related violence, suicide (family members, peers, or personal attempts), and hate crimes such as racism, sexism, and homophobia.
LOVE IS FOR YOU IF:
| You are between the ages of 13-19
| You are a witness, perpetrator or victim of any form of violence
| You are Interested in expressing yourself in creative ways
| You are ready to take the time required to learn about yourself and others
| You are willing to work towards LOVE’s violence prevention goals