Boss of Me

VP Biden shouts out to teen leaders!

Check out this quote that we got from the
California Department of Public Health, Violence Prevention Unit.
about what Vice President Joe Biden, author of the landmark 1994
Violence Against Women Act, said about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month:

"After fifteen years of working to end domestic violence, we have learned

that teens are not immune from abuse in relationships.  Teen dating violence

is all too common, and ends up leading to vicious and unhealthy cycles for

years to come. Our responsibility - as parents, teachers, mentors, and

community leaders - is to guide our young people towards respectful

relationships free from harassment and abuse; teach them that it's ok to

walk away from a bad situation; and encourage them to speak out when they

see a friend in trouble.  In many communities, teens themselves are leading

the way in organizing their schools and communities to stand against

violence. I commend them."

First and foremost, shout-out to Vice President Biden!!!!!!!!

As a BOM ambassador, I have to say that I am really appreciative that are work is being noticed by not only teens but adults as well. Not just any adults but mainly Vice President Biden of the United Sates!  He recognizes that us teens are trying to help our peers with Teen Dating Violence Prevention.

On 1/28/10, the US Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 373 to declare February TDV awareness month.

As a young woman, I am always hearing how I don’t know what I am talking about and how I don’t have enough education to educate someone else. Everyone, especially teens, should know that if you have lived through something, that’s all the education you need.

As Vice President Biden said, “I commend them” we commend you as well. Not many adults actually admit or give credit to us teens who actually try to make a difference in our peers life by steering them the right way. So join our conversation and keep showing these adults that we care!!!!!!!!!!!!

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