special events

Love is patient, gentle, respectful, and kind: not abusive.

Participate in Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Learn about six events you can join to raise awareness about interpersonal violence among youth.

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#NCFYtalk: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Strategies for Runaway, Homeless, and Foster Care Youth
Join us May 17 for an hour long Twitter chat to discuss the problem and promising interventions.

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Raise Awareness of LGBT Youth Homelessness on #40toNoneDay
On April 27, True Colors Fund will host its annual event to build knowledge and spur action.

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Celebrate Global Youth Service Day by Helping Young People Volunteer
The Youth Service America website includes dozens of ways to participate.

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

This February, Educate Yourself on Ways to Prevent and End Teen Dating Violence
Join the Family and Youth Services Bureau and its partners for a number of events scheduled for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

A young woman reads stories to children for the United Way of Southeast Michigan.

Post Your MLK Day of Service Events on Social Media
Tell others what you did to recognize the January 18 day of service.

A young person looks out over a city.

Attend a Film Screening and Discussion About Youth Homelessness—November 17, 2 p.m. EST
The first-of-its-kind event will unite participants from 10 locations and online.

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4 Ways to Promote National Runaway Prevention Month on Social Media
Get creative ideas for using Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness about runaway and homeless youth.

Photograph of young people ballroom dancing.

Right on the Money: Garnering Community Support for Your Special Events
When the curtain went up on the fifth annual “Dance with the Stars & Conway’s Got Talent” show, there wasn’t an empty seat in the house. Thelma Moton, executive director of Choosing to Excel, the organization that hosted the event, gives tips on getting folks to come to your special event.

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