Youth to spread respect

Albert & Logan News

YFS has launched #R4Respect, a new domestic violence prevention and education strategy for young people aged 12-24 in Logan.

The initiative was launched at St Francis College in Crestmead by the Minister for Science and Innovation, Leeanne Enoch.

#R4Respect is a youth-led strategy to promote respectful and non-violent relationships among young people.

“The work that they’re going to do is going to make a difference for the next generation,” Ms Enoch said.

During the event the ambassadors were presented with certificates and awarded scholarships provided by YFS, Griffith University, Logan City Council and corporate sponsors.

YFS chief executive Cath Bartolo said #R4Respect Youth ambassadors were on a mission to spread important messages about treating others with respect.

Queensland Firebirds star Gretel Tippet was delighted to support the concept.

“They have a big responsibility to help other people to draw the line on what is harmful behaviour and what is OK,” she said.