Announcing The Amanda Project

By: Contributor Last Updated: December 30, 2013

The-Amanda-ProjectWhat is The Amanda Project?
After receiving a $50,000 grant from The Women's Impact Fund of Porter County earlier this year, we have been hard at work developing an impactful program called "The Amanda Project". This project is a sustainable program to raise awareness of youth dating violence prevention in our community through education, discussion and mentoring. The focus will be on developing pro-social relationship skills and resilience. The Amanda Project was named in honor of Amanda Bach, who lost her life to teen dating violence in Porter County in 2011.

What's next with The Amanda Project?
After conducting two Teen Forums and establishing the foundation for the program, The Amanda Project will officially kick off with a 3-day TRAINING WORKSHOP on January 29th, 30th and 31st at Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso. Susan Magestro, an international criminologist, investigator, educator and consultant will headline the workshop to educate all types of community members.

How can I get involved with The Amanda Project?
You are invited to attend the workshop! Each day is designed for different types of training....

Wednesday, January 29th, 6-8pm: COMMUNITY PRESENTATION
Open to all community members, parents, organizations
No charge to attend

Thursday, January 30th, 8am-3:00pm: ADULT WORKSHOP
Open to educators, guidance counselors, social workers, professionals
$15 Registration includes breakfast, lunch & t-shirt, CEU's available for a nominal fee

Friday, January 31st, 8am-2:30pm: YOUTH WORKSHOP
Open to high school age teens and college age students
Free! Breakfast, lunch & t-shirt provided

Spots will fill up quickly and are limited! For more information or to register call The Caring Place at 219-464-0840 ext. 103