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Young Leaders Against Violence is accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year

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Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) a youth led coalition focused on ending dating and sexual violence is now accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year.

Apply to YLAV today!

For more information and to apply to YLAV, visit or email YLAV at [email protected].

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year through October 5, 2019. One in 4 teens experience abuse in their dating relationship. Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. This violence doesn’t have to happen, and you can be part of a movement to bring real change by stopping it before it starts!

5 Benefits of Participating 

  • Letter of recommendation for college

  • Resume builder and job shadowing opportunities 

  • Create meaningful impact in your community 

  • Professional development

  • Meet local youth who share your same passion 

Being a part of YLAV provides the opportunity to be a leader and energize your community to take a stand against violence. YLAV meets twice a month during the school year to organize events, engage in grassroots advocacy efforts, plan social media and awareness campaigns and meet with community leaders. Members develop valuable professional and leadership skills, including public speaking, professional writing, advocacy and community organizing, resume building, interviewing and other skills valuable to their future careers.

YLAV is a youth-led coalition comprised of high school and college-aged members from Kent County focused on increasing awareness and preventing relationship and sexual violence. YLAV is mentored by the leadership of two local agencies: Safe Haven Ministries and the Kent County Health Department.

For more information and to apply to YLAV, visit or email YLAV at [email protected].


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