The Fairfax County Teen Advocates Program is for youth ages 12-19 who want to be community leaders against dating violence. Teen Advocates participate in campaigns to raise awareness about dating and sexual violence and other issues that impact youth. They also work with their peers and Fairfax County agencies to design fun events, such as the annual Art Contest and Talent Showcase, which engage community members in conversations about tough topics like abuse. After submitting an application and a follow-up conversation, teens chosen as Teen Advocates commit to this program for one year and meet regularly with their regional team and the entire teen program.
The program is a collaboration between Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) and Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS).
Applications are due Friday, September 29.
Questions? Email Debra Miller (Youth Education & Outreach Specialist with Fairfax County Domestic & Sexual Violence Services).