Local Teens Make Video to Raise Awareness of Teen Dating Violence

Port Huron, MI — To raise awareness of teen dating violence, Blue Water Safe Horizons partnered with the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Community Foundation of St. Clair County to create a video with teens giving other teens the skills to identify unhealthy relationships before they become violent.

Zak Kerhoulas, Chair of the Youth Advisory Council, said, “The St. Clair County YAC is constantly trying to address the youth in our community’s needs, and as February was National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, we partnered with Blue Water Safe Horizons to create educational resources for teens in our area who may be struggling with unhealthy or abusive relationships.”

Kerhoulas said that the Council hopes that the video educates those who don’t know much about the signs of dating violence and directs teens who may feel trapped in an abusive relationship to local resources that can provide help.

Elizabeth Sawielski, Executive Director of Blue Water Safe Horizons, said, “The YAC team did such an amazing job on this video and was such an unexpected gift to the community. What a great way to raise awareness! Teens educating the community about teen dating violence and abuse is such an impactful way to get the message out there.

A link to the short video:


Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland