Prevent teen dating abuse
BEFORE it starts.
Preventing teen dating abuse before it starts will help to assure the prevention of domestic abuse and sexual violence for this generation of youth and the next.
Healthy and safe relationships for all.
We envision a nation where empathy, respect, equality, kindness, consent, safety and peace are the standard in every relationship, school, home and institution.
10% of teens across the U.S. educated and activated by 2030.
Our big hairy audacious goal (BHAG) is to reach the Tipping Point moment with future generations leading the way:
10% of teens influencing their peers to value, promote and model kindness, empathy, respect, consent, equality and peace as the standard.
It was only 8th grade
And the abuse was insane
We started off as friends
And our love would never end
Until that day
Your hand reached my face
Bruises on my body but I told myself I'm fine
Even tho every night suicide was on my mind
You took everyone away from me even my mom
Running away with you with nowhere to be found
Dropped outta school cause that's what you told me to do
Fear in my eyes I could hardly breath
When you raised your fist I was hoping you would miss
I didn’t even mention you were older by 2 years
Cause every time I tried my eyes would fill with tears
Now here’s the part everyone wants hear
How bloom365 became an open ear
Well, I told my history and they said they have something for me
Gave me tools to help my community
Now I’m standing here tell my story.
HELP PUT US OUT OF "BUSINESS"
Although our work with youth is hopeful, fun, inspiring and transformational, we look forward to the day when our services are no longer necessary. The day we go out of business is the day when:
Women and children safe at home
LGBTQ individuals are safe where they live, work, play and visit
Parents can send their kids to school without the worry of gun violence
Students can learn and thrive at school without the threat of being bullied
Campus rape and victim blaming are eradicated
Perpetrators are held accountable and rehabilitated
Equality and freedom replace power and control in relationships, communities and culture
Sexual violence and the harassment of women and girls is no longer tolerated, normalized or socially acceptable
Empathy, respect, kindness, equality, consent, safety and peace are the standard
Together, we can realize this vision by investing in the potential of this generation of youth and the next to #UprootAbuse.