NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans recently teamed up with the Nashville District Attorney's Office to help educate students about the dangers of domestic violence through the promotion of healthy relationships.
The Healthy Relationship seminar was presented to over 700 students grades 7-10 at Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School in Nashville.
"We really want to thank the Tennessee Titans and the District Attorney's Office for coming to M.L.K. today and appreciate the honesty in showing our students what healthy relationships are," said Dr. Angela Carr, executive principal at M.L.K Magnet School.
Titans, Nashville District Attorney's Office help educate, train students on domestic violence. (photos: Brittany Selbert)
Domestic violence issues make up more than half of the violent crime in the Middle Tennessee region. Titans safety Michael Griffin, center Gabe Ikard and guard Justin McCray were on hand as guest speakers at the event, which included a highly interactive look at how the consequences of the choices we make can impact our lives forever.
"Change comes through educating young people about the choices they make, the penalties associated with crime and the impact on families." Said District Attorney Glenn Funk.
The District Attorney's Office informed students about the legal ramifications of their actions and also discussed the resources available to help support victims of domestic violence. The event also included a question and answer session which allowed students the opportunity to ask questions regarding healthy relationships.
"We definitely want to make sure that our students are equipped with learning what healthy relationships are and applying what they have learned in their lives," Carr added.
One of the many highlights of the program involved Titans players presenting their personal testimonies to the group and how they have properly handled certain situations they've experienced.
"We are grateful for the Tennessee Titans' dedication to this issue and for their commitment to help make Nashville a safer and healthier community," added Funk.
The Titans organization is committed to helping bring awareness to domestic violence and educating young people about making positive relationship choices in hopes of preventing future offenses.