DeKalb high school students invited to PSA contest on stopping teen dating violence

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DeKalb County Solicitor General Donna Coleman-Stribling is partnering with Cinderella’s Gowns, The Men’s Wearhouse and Day League (formerly DeKalb Rape Crisis Center) to sponsor the 2017 Stop Teen Dating Violence PSA Contest.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and DeKalb County high school seniors and juniors are invited to create a 1-minute video promoting healthy teen dating practices that prevent dating violence. The video should highlight positive characteristics such as honesty, compromise, good communication, individuality, understanding and problem solving.

The student producing the winning PSA will receive a Prom Prize Package including dinner for two, limo service for the evening, and a prom dress or tuxedo as well as an outfit for the winner’s date.

“It’s one thing for adults to stand in front of students and tell them how to act when they’re dating,” DeKalb Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling said. “It’s quite another when the good example is being set by their peers. We’ve got lots of bright, talented kids in DeKalb who are all about doing the right thing. This is an opportunity for them to make a difference using their smarts and creativity.”

The winning video will be broadcast by CW Atlanta and will be distributed to schools throughout DeKalb County to play at each prom.

Entries will be accepted from Feb. 13 through March 4 at the “Recent News” page of www.dekalbsolicitorgeneral.org. For questions, email solicitorPSAcontest@dekalbcountyga.gov.

The Office of the DeKalb Solicitor-General encourages any teen who is aware of or experiencing teen dating violence to contact www.loveisrespect.org, call the hotline at 1.866.331.9474 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522 for assistance.

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