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Building Bridges Beyond Violence: My View

Creative Writing Opportunity For Youth In Our Community!

In honor of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we are holding a creative writing opportunity for youth 12-25 years of age in our community.

Many people are unaware of how prevalent teen dating violence is.

In the US, one in three teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults—and nearly half of college women report experiencing abusive dating behavior.

Here in Nevada County, 80 percent of youth ages 12-25 reported having experienced, or knowing someone who has experienced, domestic violence in a survey conducted by the Nevada County Community Action Team (NCCAT, a community volunteer group led by the Community Beyond Violence Prevention Team).

The Details & How To Get Involved

Who can participate: Youth between the ages of 12-25 years old and live in Nevada County.

Deadline: April 1, 2022

Length: 1000 words or less. One submission per person.

Get Paid!: The first 25 submissions will receive a $150 Visa gift card.

All other participants will receive a reward to be determined.

For more information and to submit your writing, go to

To learn more about Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month - click here.


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