TEENS POSE A SPECIAL CHALLENGE
Teens are as likely to suffer from power-based abuse as anyone else, but less likely to report it or get help.
Texas Advocacy Project collaborates with groups already working on domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth issues to help young people, their parents, schools, and the community understand the legal rights of teens.
- We provide free and confidential legal advice and referrals to teens who have experienced dating violence in Texas.
- We provide legal representation to teens seeking protective orders.
- We develop and promote models for providing legal services to teens in Texas that serve as examples for providers across the state.
Teen Ambassadors of Hope
Throughout February, teens from across Texas will apply –or be nominated- to participate in the teen leadership initiative. Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the Project’s Board of Directors and staff, who will select forty candidates to represent the Teen Ambassador mission based upon their community involvement and social engagement.
The campaign consists of three goals:
- engage young leaders in raising awareness about dating violence;
- promote the Project’s mission and services;
- raise needed funds that will go directly towards helping clients.
Throughout the campaign, participants will utilize skills acquired during the vital trainings provided by the Project covering healthy relationships, dating violence, leadership, marketing, and grassroots fundraising. In addition, these young philanthropists are invited to participate in an exclusive Leadership Training class led by Dr. Barry Bales, assistant dean for professional development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. While leading and organizing their individual campaigns, Teen Ambassadors will compete among one another for the title of Teen Ambassador of the Year 2017 while returning 2016 Teen Ambassadors will compete for the title of Legacy Teen Ambassador.