Preventing Violence – What are we doing?
“Above the Fight” campaign aims to reduce fighting between youth in the schools as well as community. The good news is most kids don’t fight. We are reaching out to the kids who do and also letting the kids that don’t know they are in the majority. Above the Fight will be featured in the middle and high schools and in areas in the community where fights between youth happen. “Keep It In the Ring” is collaboration between Youth Connections, the police department, fight clubs, parents and students. It highlights how honor, discipline and respect are all components of being a true Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitor. The common perception may have been informal fighting outside of the sport was the same thing. Many MMA competitors stood up to say that this is not how real champions think. For more information and to find how you can help, contact Jessica Peterson at [email protected].