Three of Springfield’s prominent organizations are joining together to promote healthy relationships to youth in the community.
Boys & Girls Club of Springfield (BGCS), Harmony House, and the Rebound Foundation will be hosting a program to educate pre-teen and teen members of BGCS about how to engage in and grow healthy relationships.
“The Rebound Foundation is excited to collaborate with two well-known organizations in the Springfield community and bring a much-needed program to the youth, ” Rebound Foundation founder, Christina Ford said in a statement. “We have been able to develop new ideas to help educate the next generation on healthy relationships and proper dating techniques.”
The program will cover topics like dating violence, consent, boundaries, and how to identify a healthy relationship.
Rachel Carter, the Prevention Education Coordinator for Harmony House, says education is a key in helping prevent partner violence.
“Our work with the youth will help provide them with the information and skills they need to navigate through those critical dating years when relationship expectations are formed,” Carter says. “It has been a pleasure working with Christina and the youth at Boys and Girls Clubs who are eager to learn.”