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June 2017

IN THIS ISSUE - June 2017

  • Backpacks for Hope 2017 Kicks Off
  • The Project presents at the Texas Association of School Principals Conference
  • Teen Ambassadors of Hope Luncheon
  • Board Spotlight - Alexander C. Schoch, JD

Backpacks for Hope 2017 Kicks Off

On Thursday, June 22, Texas Advocacy Project kicks off its 7th Annual Backpacks for Hope Campaign which runs June 22 –July 29! Throughout this time The Project will be collecting new backpacks and school supplies to distribute, along with free legal line and safety planning literature, to mothers and their children in domestic violence shelters across Texas. Many of these women fled violent homes with little more than the clothing on their backs. Each backpack will be discreetly fitted with The Project’s legal line number (1-800-374-HOPE) and information about life-saving programs.

Presentation at the Texas Association of School Principals Conference

Texas Advocacy Project had the privilege of presenting to Texas middle and high school principals at the Texas Association of School Principals Annual Conference right here in Austin on June 14, 2017.  The topic was Sexting and Cyber-Bullying: Redefining Dating Violence in the Social Media Age and Legal Remedies for Teen Victims. Both The Project and the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) work effortlessly to promote and empower leadership within the teen and young adult population.

Teen Ambassadors of Hope Events & Luncheon

With the Teen Ambassadors of Hope campaign well underway, the Teens have started coming up with some very exciting events! Enjoy some of their upcoming fundraisers!
Hat Creek Burger Spirit Night in Westlake: Sunday, June 24, 5902 Bee Cave Road. Bella Stravrou is hosting an awareness campaign and fundraiser from 5pm to 9pm.
Defense for Hope:  Tuesday, June 27 at Chaparral Star Academy, 14046 Summit Dr, Austin, TX  78728. Alexandria Moulton, who is training for her black belt in Tang Soo Do, is hosting self-dense classes for her fundraiser. More info here.
Jungle Book Performance:  Wednesday, June 28th at Lone Star Pediatrics, 12120 FM 620 North, Austin, TX 78750.  Ambassador Gabi Trevino-Bandy will star in special performance.  Contact Jose Paez for more information 512-225-9584.
Link Arms Against Domestic Violence:  Tuesday, June 27th, 7:00pm at Harper Park, 11008-11098 Lake Creek Pkwy, Austin, TX 78750. Gabe Kotick will be hosting a "Link Arms" event sponsored by Cupprimo & Clamp Gladiator!
Make sure to stay tuned to our Teen Ambassador Facebook Page for more information!

Board Spotlight

Alexander Schoch, General Counsel for the Railroad Commission of Texas, is serving in his first year on our Board of Directors. He supported work to end domestic violence in his previous city of St. Louis, MO and upon moving to Austin 18 months ago, began looking for a way to fight for the cause here.