Embrace your Voice

April 2018

From the Director

You will probably read this more than once in this newsletter. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We consider this one of our highlight months. This is our time to shine a light on our services. This is the time to talk until we can’t talk anymore. This is the time to meet with as many people as possible. We are creating those opportunities and would love to have you engage with us.

We are having a first ever Open Mic Night to kick off this year’s theme of “Embrace Your Voice.” We are super excited about this event. We have had great feedback from people excited to not only participate in an open mic night but to be able to support our cause as well. We have singers and poets lined up to entertain us. We have two slots available and would love to have a couple of comedians! I hope you are out there reading this and want to sign up. Did I mention this is free?

Our Dolly and Me High Tea is one of my favorite events of the year. Not only do I get to hang out with some awesome kids and play dolls, I get to wear a fancy dress! As an only girl growing up with all brothers, this was not something I got to do very often. It is important for us to be able to build relationships with our future leaders and show them kindness, courtesy, and how to have fun. We are helping build protective factors with these children which will only serve to help them in the future. This is one of my favorite fundraisers and at $20 per person, it will be a real crowd pleaser!

Our Take Back/Give Back the Night event, “Embrace Your Voice” featuring Keith Edwards is the highlight of our month. There will be so many things to see and experience that it will literally change your life. I would encourage parents of teens, concerned community members, anyone in the position to exact change to come out and witness one of the most amazing nights that we have ever offered. And did I mention it is free?

Thank you to everyone who has worked tirelessly (who am I kidding? We are exhausted!) to make all of these events happen. I hope to see you at least once during the month. And remember, Embrace Your Voice. If you see or hear something that doesn’t seem quite right, please say something, do something, or tell someone.

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