Help Us Stop Domestic Violence

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    Shatter the Silence, Stop Domestic Violence

    • One in four women and one in seven men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
    • One in three teens report experiencing some kind of abuse, including verbal and emotional, in their romantic relationships.
    • Every three months there are as many people killed by domestic violence as died in 9/11.


    Our government is not doing enough to end the problem of domestic violence. We, Manhattan Country School’s seventh- and eighth-grade students, are demanding:

    •      More funding for and awareness of domestic violence shelters and services
    •      Guns be kept out of the hands of abusers
    •      Young people are taught about healthy relationships


    In May, we are taking our message to Albany. While in the state capitol, we will:

    • Join the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legislative Advocacy Day on Wednesday, May 9
    • Create multimedia projects for social media to raise awareness about our demands
    • Prepare youth-led workshops to engage other middle-school-age youth in building healthy relationships, recognizing and exiting unhealthy relationships, learning what resources are available to them, and disrupting the societal forces that yield toxic masculinity

    How You Can Help

    We are asking for your help in our campaign to end domestic violence. To make our trip to Albany happen, we need to raise $13,000 ($350 per student). With your financial support, we can make our voices heard and continue to grow as activists as we work to change our laws, our culture, and our society. Let’s Shatter the Silence and Stop Domestic Violence.

    About Manhattan Country School and Its Focus on Social Justice and Activism

    Manhattan Country School was founded in 1966 as an independent school where equity, social justice, a diverse community and the inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr. would form the basis for a robust, progressive educational experience for children. Today, under the leadership of Director Michèle Solá and in a new facility on New York City's Upper West Side, Manhattan Country School is neither an experiment nor a utopian vision. It is a reality—a school that has true socioeconomic, racial and ethnic diversity and provides its students with a strong academic foundation that is enriched by a deep understanding of our multicultural world. 

    Manhattan Country School teaches students not only to know about the world, but also to play an active role in making it better. Students are cultivated to be agents of change, who bring passion, perspective and intellect to address the world’s problems.

    Your donation supports this project and:

    • Our students as they discover their voices, stand up for their beliefs, and work together to create change.
    • Engaged citizenship among students who are aware and act upon the inequities they see in the world by engaging early in the concepts of social justice and activism.
    • Leadership training for seventh- and eighth-grade students at MCS who are responsible for organizing the annual Upper School Activism Project.

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