By Anthony Camacho
Out of twelve months in the year, April is a special month that needs heightened attention. Not only is this month the start of the beloved spring, but also Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This is such an important topic, because it affects many people in our world today. A statistic states that someone is affected in the U.S. every 98 seconds. That is why communities, events and schools are taking their part and making sure the word gets out about this important month. MyLife club member Celeste Islas (‘18) was asked what her club does to provide awareness to this matter.
“We have what we call the SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) project,” said Islas. “It is an annual series of events, hosted by the MyLife club on campus, throughout the month of April.” The club promotes the cause in various ways. “We provide visual representations, activities, as well as teal ribbons for the students to wear and take part of this national cause,” Islas said.
Islas has been doing this for three years now. It is apparent that these events have substantial meaning to her. “My life club serves as a resource to all young girls at EAHS to become empowered, and have a safe place,” Islas said. “Participating in various events, serves as a tool for young girls to engage with their community and quickly transform into leaders.” As the years continue to pass, awareness of this month will continue to grow. The MyLife club will continue to guide anyone who is willing to be the change in their community.
Members of the MyLife club pose for a photo. Nicole (adviser), Bethany Olvera ('19), Alysha Pena ('20), Jessica Godinez ('18), Davelen Matias ('18), Celeste Islas ('18).