Teens launch ‘Not a Puppet’ campaign

LACASA Center’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) recently launched a new campaign to raise awareness about dating abuse.

The “Not a Puppet” campaign was developed by LACASA TAC members and will be distributed to students throughout high schools in Livingston County.

Each year, the TAC group creates a campaign designed to reach local teens and provide them with information on how to identify unhealthy relationships.

“We are grateful to the student volunteers who serve on our council,” said Kayla Grant, LACASA’s director of social change advocacy. “They help develop powerful campaigns each year so we can reach teens with messages that resonate with them.”

Members of LACASA’s 2020-2021 Teen Advisory Council are: Kelsey MacGregor,TAC mentor; Lauren Keesler, Byron High School; Alyssa Koneski, Howell High School; and Jenna Stazak, Brighton High School.

“TAC members work hard throughout the school year to bring a distinct voice to our high school educational materials,” Grant said. “Their work helps raise awareness about dating abuse and encourages teens to reach out for help.”

High school teens who are interested in serving on the 2021-2022 Teen Advisory Council can contact LACASA’s Community Education Department at commed@lacasacenter.org.

To learn more about this campaign, or to download the campaign poster, visit lacasacenter.org/teencampaign2021.

LACASA Center is an independent, locally-based nonprofit that serves victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization also spearheads education programs that raise community awareness and help prevent abuse.

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