George Elliot Secondary student boosts shelter

Lake Country’s Reanne Pearson feels high school is the launch pad for life.

Lake Country’s Reanne Pearson feels high school is the launch pad for life.

The experiences, both good and bad, significantly impact who we are and who we will become. As teenagers begin to develop personal relationships, it is important that they have a clear understanding of what abuse looks like.

Pearson, a Grade 12 student at George Elliot Secondary, has created a Healthy Relationship event that runs Thursday and Friday at GESS approved by the Central Okanagan School District, GESS Parent Advisory Council and the Kelowna Women’s Shelter.

The event is designed to provide students with a clear understanding of the “signs” of abuse as well as clear direction as to where students can be provided the resources to deal with the situation.

At the two-day lunch time event, Pearson, along with representatives from the women’s shelter and faculty of George Elliot, will distribute material and information pertaining to the domestic abuse and contact information for guidance and counselling.