Partner in Prevention Young At Heart Learning Academy II

Young At Heart Learning Academy II has achieved Partner in Prevention status through nonprofit Darkness to Light. The staff is trained to understand child abuse, identify unsafe situations and react responsibly. Pictured are Kari Burton (left), executive director and owner, and Ashley Millsaps, assistant director.

Young at Heart Learning Academy II has achieved Partner in Prevention status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light to organizations that take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices, and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve.

One in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Young at Heart Learning Academy II earned the Partner in Prevention designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90 percent of its management, staff and volunteers. The program is scientifically proven to help participants prevent and respond to child sexual abuse. Partner in Prevention was created as a national standard to help parents and caregivers recognize organizations that take child protection seriously by implementing policy and training staff to prevent child sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light is an international organization that leads the movement to end child sexual abuse by educating and empowering adults in education, youth serving organizations, and communities to protect children. Darkness to Light has affiliates in all 50 states and 17 international locations.

Executive Director and owner Kari Burton said, “As a Partner in Prevention, we take a proactive role in protecting our children and their innocence. We will go the extra mile to keep our children safe and young at heart.”

To learn more about child sexual abuse prevention training or to enroll your organization in Darkness to Light’s “Partner in Prevention” program, visit www.D2L.org/education/partner-in-prevention.

Young at Heart Learning Academy has been in business since 2010.

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