On September 23rd, 2022, Deb O'Connell, was honored to share James's story and the mission of the JPO Foundation for ProMedica's TeenPEP Fall Training Session. This session was held at Toledo Hospital to train over 150 area high school student leaders into becoming youth educators in order to present to their peers ways to cope with mental health issues, suicide, sexual assault, and teen dating violence. This program is a youth led primary abuse prevention program that involves students in creating a positive environment where responsible decisions and respect are valued.
The JPO Foundation is a proud partner and donor to this program as its strategic goals align perfectly with our mission to help people who find themselves in toxic relationships. If you are a student or parent of one that you think would like to be involved with this groundbreaking initiative, please let us know through our Contact page and we'll get you in touch with the the appropriate person, answer any questions, and be happy to get you any additional information you might be interested in.