Elida teen named to dating violence prevention board
By Tricia Bell, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
LIMA, OHIO -
An Elida High School student's mission to end dating violence lands him a spot on a national advocacy board.
Elida junior Trey Wheeler will be leaving for Los Angeles on Friday for a four day trip to the LoveIsRespect offices. The organization's public service announcements are aired on MTV. LoveIsRespect promotes healthy relationships and has a hotline and website devoted to helping teens get out of abusive relationships. Wheeler began his work as a youth advisory board member at the beginning of the month. The position lasts for two years.
"We're going to get some training. We're going to do some workshops and get educated on ending dating abuse, and what we can do here in our community to empower teens to step up to dating abuse," said Wheeler.
Wheeler is one of just 25 teens from across the country selected to serve on the youth advisory board. For more information go to loveisrespect.org.