Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. During Prom Season, the Katie Brown Education Program partners with local businesses and area high schools to bring awareness of the issue of dating violence among teens.
Recognizing that Prom Season presents a timely opportunity to remind young people about the characteristics of healthy respectful relationships and how to avoid unhealthy ones, KBEP, through the Prom Promise Campaign encourage students to take Katie Brown’s Prom Promise to promote respectful dating relationships. Students who take the pledge are given a booklet with information on resources and coupons for discounts at area salons, florists and limo services.
This year, students at B.M.C. Durfee High School, Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School and Taunton High School will take the Pledge.
To get involved
If you are a local business….
- Participating local salons, florists and limousine services will be included in the KBEP Prom Promise book with a discount coupon to be used during this year’s prom season.
- For every student using the coupon, the participating business will donate a percentage to Katie Brown Educational Program to help stop dating violence.
- Participating salons can ask regular patrons to support KBEP with a small donation to stop dating violence at check-out and their names will be written on Katie Brown Flower Logo to display in the business.
If you are a school, student, teacher and are interested in bringing the Prom Promise to your school please contact Crystal Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from the 2017 Prom Promise Pledge Assemblies: