The One Love Foundation was founded in memory of University of Virginia student Yeardly Love, who was the fatal victim of relationship abuse in 2010. The work of the Foundation is to spread the conversation about relationship abuse, which is reaching epidemic proportions especially among young people. Through educational workshops, like the one experienced by all Curley students on November 20, 2018, the Foundation hopes to raise awareness about the signs and consequences of relationship abuse, whether it be physical, emotional or sexual.
The students gathered in the Suehle Auditorium for a brief introduction by the presenters, Grace Carmichael and Annie Forrest from the One Love Foundation. The freshmen and sophomores went to classrooms to view the video Behind the Post, which focuses on how social media has a direct impact on our relationships and how we perceive them. Teacher-led small group discussions followed. The juniors and seniors viewed the film Escalation, which opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship abuse. Teacher-led small group discussions followed.