They might be competitors on the football field, but players and coaches from Brennan and Steele high schools teamed up to promote an important message to the San Antonio community – domestic violence prevention.
The group came together to unveil a digital billboard created by the Ad Council and Clear Channel Outdoor as part of the national “Teach Early” initiative.
Domestic violence affects one in three teenage girls each year, and the nationwide campaign focuses on educating young people about the serious nature of the problem. It includes a curriculum, “Coaching Boys into Men,” specifically created for coaches and players.
Players and coaches also signed a pledge that read in part – “I commit to take a stand against relationship abuse and I believe that violence is neither a solution nor a sign of strength. I understand that by treating everyone with respect, I am a role model to others. By taking this pledge, I publicly denounce violence against women and girls.”
From high schools to colleges and the NFL, domestic violence is an issue that organizations and athletes are taking seriously and taking a stand against.
“We as teachers, mentors, and coaches have to help our kids make the right choices and have healthy relationships,” said Brennan Head Football Coach Stephen Basore “We can send this message to our athletes as they grow from young men to adults to put an end to domestic violence.”
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Pictured is Brennan High School Head Football Coach Stephen Basore and players Elijah Davis and Jeremiah Salazar.