MLK High/DeKalb High School of Technology Senior Wins DeKalb Solicitor-General’s Stop Teen Dating Violence PSA Contest

DECATUR, GA – The Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor General is pleased to announce that 18-year-old Jordan Alexander is the winner of the 2017 Stop Teen Dating Violence PSA Contest.

As part of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February, Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling partnered with Day League (formerly DeKalb Rape Crisis Center) and sponsors Cinderella’s Gowns and The Men’s Wearhouse to launch the contest.

The goal was to engage students in the conversation about preventing relationship bullying and dating violence among teens. The contest was open to all high school juniors and seniors in DeKalb County and students from a wide array of schools participated.

“We are so impressed with Ms. Alexander’s diverse depiction of relationship bullying,” Coleman-Stribling said. “Ultimately, we want everyone to know that dating violence – regardless of the age – is wrong. We want to empower our teens to get help for themselves or anyone who might need it. Jordan’s video does just that.”

Coleman-Stribling will be at the DeKalb County High School of Technology South, where Alexander studies Audio/Visual Technology, on Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m., to present the senior with a Prom Prize Package including dinner and limo service for two, a $350 gift certificate from Cinderella’s Gowns for a prom dress and a $250 gift certificate for a tuxedo for her date from The Men’s Wearhouse.

Ms. Alexander is a joint enrollment student attending MLK High School and the DeKalb High School of Technology. She wants to pursue film production for a career.

Her PSA can be viewed on the Solicitor-General’s website at http://www.dekalbsolicitorgeneral.org.

It also will be featured on the School District Public Access channel PDS TV 24 (Comcast) and on DeKalb Public Access Channel 25 (Comcast).

The Office of the DeKalb Solicitor-General encourages any teen who is aware of or experiencing teen dating violence to reach out to www.loveisrespect.org, call the Hotline at 1.866.331.9474 or text “LOVEIS” to 22522 for assistance.

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