Student activists ending dating abuse

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Everyone then looks at Alma in awe when she says, “You now have an example of internalized racism.” The room goes silent. SAEDA (Student Activists Ending Dating Abuse) is a youth group offered in my county through the Rockland Shelter.

Its mission statement declares that SAEDA is a youth-led education and prevention program dedicated to celebrating diversity, challenging social norms, promoting leadership, and inspiring youth to ultimately end gender-based violence. It transforms youth into people who care about the world and want to change it in any way that they can.

It inspires and educates, and brings alive a new generation of people who will fight for their rights as well as others.

I can proudly say that I was a member of this group all through high school.

To be eligible for Youth Bureau funding, organizations must be incorporated as a not-for-profit agency under the laws of the State of New York and have tax-exempt status in accordance with the IRS Code.

Everyone is shoulder to shoulder, and their faces are furrowed with curiosity.Through these meetings I realized that I had a lot to say. One idea that I had could be the focus of an entire monthly meeting.I never knew that something like this was even possible and it was staggering.I never really took an active role, and was always just waiting for it to end.When I reached my junior year, things changed when we got a new advisor, James.

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