By Jillian Andrew
Multiple local organizations have joined to educate teens on the importance of building healthy relationships, through a leadership group.
Through the project, educators teach about ways to recognize abusive and otherwise unhealthy relationships.
Educators help the youth determine if relationships are worth keeping, and what it takes for someone to change their habits and actions.
“We need to have this type of program available to teens. It should be on the MCATs. Math, arithmetic and relationship health because it’s just as important to our success in all areas of our lives as any other subject,” Monica Moran from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission said.
The teens who participated in the leadership group are from schools across western Massachusetts, including Amherst, Easthampton, Northampton, South Hadley, and Gateway.