LABMF sponsored the student-led “Clothesline Project” in 2016-17 in the following schools:
Schools received a $200. grant from LABMF: Lincoln HS (Ron Almeida, National Honor Society Advisor & Social Studies Teacher); South Kingstown HS (Karen Murphy, Health Teacher); Johnston HS (Greg Russo, Science Dept Chair/SADD Advisor); Block Island School (Victoria Carson, Health Teacher); Middletown HS (Anita DeLima, Health Teacher.
Activities coincided with February, National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. The following is a synopsis of their accomplishments.
We are so proud of all the projects!!
MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL HE/PE teacher ANITA DELIMA led MHS’s project. She stated “The project was a huge success. Many students chose to wear their shirts as well as hanging them to create awareness and start conversations with their peers about healthy vs unhealthy relationships. Our entire 11th grade participated(135+) in the Clothesline Project and we had the t-shirts on display in various locations throughout the school for 2 weeks in February 2017. We cannot thank you enough for the grant to support this project. It has a tremendous impact on our students.” Wonderful job, Anita!!
LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Social Studies Teacher/National Honor Society Advisor Ron Almeida and Nat Honor Society students led a comprehensive dating violence awareness campaign at LHS. T-shirts with dating violence messages were created in Advisory Period and finished shirts were hung in a “chain” near the main entrance to spark discussion among students and teachers. Journalism program students broadcast public service announcements about dating violence throughout the school. Their efforts were chronicled in a March 2017 Valley Breeze article. Wonderful collaboration! Job well done!!
JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL’S Science Dept Chair & SADD Club Advisor Greg Russo and members of SADD created messages on colored t-shirts, representing the different forms of domestic violence, then hung the shirts in the auditorium foyer for the month of February and combined the project with a presentation to juniors/seniors by LABMF. The project was featured in an April 2 article in the Cranston Herald. Kudos to Mr. Russo & SADD Club members for taking on a very effective leadership campaign to educate students about the topic of dating violence!
SOUTH KINGSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL’S Health/PE Teacher Karen Murphy and her health students created t-shirts with dating violence messages and hung them in the Cafeteria and Library. Students were invited to sign a NO MORE pledge and post their thoughts on a “Love is a Verb” sign in the Cafe.
BLOCK ISLAND SCHOOL’S Health Teacher Victoria Carson had her students create t-shirts with dating violence messages and hung the shirts in the school cafeteria.