In partnership with Fit for a Queen, the Bello Mo Group and Lynette Clove, an Independent sales director for Mary Kay, DeKalb County Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling is inviting DeKalb County high school juniors and seniors to enter the 2019 Stop Teen Dating Violence Public Service Announcement(PSA) Contest.
With February being recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Coleman-Stribling and her team are encouraging DeKalb teens to promote healthy teen dating practices that prevent violence by producing a one-minute PSA. The student who creates the most impactful PSA will win a prom prize package, which includes:
- Dinner for two
- § Makeup Artist Services provided by Lynette Clove of Mary Kay
- § Attire for the winner and their guest from Fit for a Queen and the Bello Mo Group
“Teens are often unaware of how small warning signs can lead to the cycle of abuse,” said Coleman-Stribling. “Approximately 7 percent of women and 4 percent of men who experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that same partner before turning 18. It’s our responsibility as a community to ensure we educate our teens on what positive, healthy relationships look like.”
The Solicitor-General’s Office began The Stop Teen Dating Violence Public Service Announcement Contest in 2017 and saw an overwhelming response from local teens interested in participating.
“We want to give DeKalb teens an opportunity to showcase their creative ability, while displaying their understanding of what it means to cultivate positive and healthy relationships. Our Stop Teen Dating Violence PSA Contest, does just that. We enjoy watching the various ways they choose to highlight the positive characteristics and we are excited to see this year’s entries,” explained Solicitor-General Coleman-Stribling.
The winning video will air on local broadcast stations and will be distributed to schools throughout DeKalb County to play at each prom. The deadline to upload entries to the DeKalb Solicitor-General’s web site is Friday, Feb. 22:
The Office of the DeKalb Solicitor-General encourages any teen who is aware of or experiencing teen dating violence to visit www.loveisrespect.org, call the hotline at 1-866-331-9474 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522 for assistance.