Spotlight On: Metro Oranges YMCA
View the Metro Oranges YMCA's Recent Prevention Video "Do It for Me" which promotes the free training they are offering for their community.
Check out our April Child Abuse Awareness Month toolkit here! http://www.d2l.org/aprilymca
Tackling the issue of child sexual abuse isn't easy, but the Hockomock Area YMCA is taking a positive, proactive role by providing Stewards of Children training to adults in several Massachusetts communities. "We feel it's very important and it's the kind of thing we take a lot of pride in at our YMCA. We're bringing folks together so we can make an impact on our community," says Hockomock Y President Ed Hurley.
Teaming up to support these local Y efforts, D2L and The Redwoods Group Foundation are providing tools and resources to help YMCAs operationalize wide spread community awareness and education. Our vision is that Ys, serving as the natural conveners, bring together community leaders, other local child-serving organizations, and policy makers as partners in prevention. This exciting collaboration is empowering communities with a strategy and a model for creating and sustaining positive change in the protection of children from child sexual abuse.