The Tenacity Project & One Love: Partnering for Social Change
The Tenacity Project is partnering with the One Love Foundation to educate, empower and activate young people to end relationship violence. The Tenacity Project is on a mission to provide opportunities to girls both on and off the lacrosse field, helping them develop the tools they need to be independent, confident, successful young women and make the choices they need to sustain healthy, happy lives. We seek to use sports as a vehicle for teaching valuable life lessons to girls of all ages and we are honored to work with the One Love Foundation to spread its message of empowerment.
The One Love Foundation, founded in 2010, is bringing the conversation about relationship violence to college campuses and high schools across the nation, ensuring that students know how to recognize and end unhealthy or dangerous relationships. They utilize social media and digital shorts, while prompting community action through Escalation Workshops and the Yards for Yeardley event. One Love has held nearly 900 Escalation Workshops, engaging over 50,000 participants in an honest conversation about abusive relationships.
On July 30th, Tenacity seniors will take part in an Escalation Workshop. They will have the opportunity to train as peer facilitators, leading younger players in workshops addressing a wide range of relationship issues and bringing that training with them as they move beyond high school. Many high school and middle school students are experiencing relationships for the first time, or will be in the near future. Many are attempting to understand what a relationship can or should look like—what kind of behavior is right or acceptable, and what isn’t. What’s good and healthy love, and what’s unhealthy or violent obsession. We are thrilled to work with the One Love Foundation to bring this essential conversation to the Tenacity family, helping our players come together as strong women both on and off the field—educated, empowered, and fearless.
Celebrate our partnership by visiting the One Love tent at Summer Splash this weekend and asking for more information on joining the movement to end relationship violence.
ABOUT THE ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
The One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love, was created in 2010 to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, a UVA senior who was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend just weeks before graduation. After her death, Yeardley’s family and friends were surprised to learn the statistics – that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in this country will be in a violent relationship in his or her lifetime and that young women ages 16-24 are at 3x greater risk. Today, One Love’s ambitious goal is to end relationship violence by educating, empowering and activating young people in a movement for social change. To achieve this, One Love develops creative technology-based tools and resources that meet young people where they are and inspire them to action. For more information, please visit www.joinonelove.org