• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • Building Comprehensive Solutions
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Call For Teen Stories:

Why I’m an Activist

For Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month, NRCDV Radio’s Stories of Transformation podcast station will feature the stories of young activists, advocates, organizers, and social change makers age 12-20, describing “Why I’m an Activist.”

Your voice can highlight the power of young activists and the unique contributions of young people in community organizing for social justice.

Share your story to help shed light on::

  • The power of youth activism,
  • The strength and perseverance of youth advocates in the face of peer pressure,
  • The value of “for young people, by young people” leadership development and mentoring programs as an integral part of the movement to end gender-based violence,
  • The impactful role of youth advocates in engaging, educating and empowering young people to prevent abusive relationships,
  • The unique role of youth organizers in community organizing for social justice; and
  • The power of storytelling as a strategy for raising awareness, movement building and inspiring change.

Selected stories will be shared nationally as part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project’s efforts during Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month in February 2018. Selected storytellers will be invited to read their story aloud in a podcast, or have someone read the story for you.

Share your story:

  • Stories can be submitted by individuals or groups.
  • Stories should be between 5-10 minutes in length, when read aloud.
  • Stories should be submitted in a word or text format, or pasted in the body of your email
  • email stories to, subject line “Why I’m an Activist”

Submit your story by Monday, December 18th – Storytellers will be notified by Friday, January 5th.

Help us get the word out.

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Young activists from traditionally marginalized and oppressed groups, including cis girls of color, non-English speaking, immigrants, Native Americans, Deaf, trans-identified, lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary and individuals living with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to submit their stories.

NRCDV offers free technical assistance to support your storytelling efforts. If you seek assistance in crafting your narrative, reach out to the NRCDV at or 800-537-2238 x103.