Decatur High student joins dating violence advisory board

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 7, 2016

The front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Partnership Against Domestic Violence has created a Teens Against Dating Violence Advisory Board that includes a Decatur High sophomore.

Mikayla Cordell applied for the board after participating in a Teen Dating Violence 101 workshop, according to a press release.

“At that workshop, she learned how important PADV’s work is as an organization and she wanted to further engage in the prevention of dating violence,” the press release says.

The TADV program works to educate teens and parents about dating violence and to promote relationships that are “healthy and affirming.” The advisory board will meet quarterly and will create social media content for the nonprofit’s teen-focused platforms, the press release says.

The other advisory board members are:

Nupol Kiazolu is a junior at Meadowcreek High School, where she is an active member of the Teen Center’s Adolescent Health and Youth Development’s Youth Advisory Council. She is a multi-faceted individual, dancer, singer, writer and a strong public speaker. Through her Advisory Board role, Nupol hopes to educate teens about the warning signs for dating and domestic violence and safety planning steps so that they know what to do and where to turn should they ever witness or experience such abuse.

Craig Lockett is a senior at Meadowcreek High School, where he is the president of the Teen Center’s Adolescent Health and Youth Development’s Youth Advisory Council. As a new TADV board member, Lockett’s goal is to help people by participating in different activities, as well as give advice and insight to those in need or to those who want to learn more.

Brooke Pearson is a senior at Cross Keys High School and serves as an active member of the Gamma Gamma Sigma leadership development program via Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta for Gwinnett County. She is currently working on her “Take Action Project” for her Girl Scouts Gold Award Project which focuses on teen dating violence awareness. Earlier this month, Brooke also led an event for her project where her fellow Girl Scouts took a pledge to stand against dating violence.

Source: Partnership Against Domestic Violence

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