April 11th 2:00-5:00 PM 816 S Van Buren Amarillo, TX 79101
Interview with Matt Hite
Multiple non-profit agencies teamed up today to promote child abuse prevention month at the Amarillo Activity Youth Center.
April is child abuse prevention month and the Amarillo Activity Youth Center held their second annual rally for child abuse prevention today.
13 different non-profit organizations came together with the AAYC to put on this rally for the prevention of child abuse.
These organizations each had a separate booth in the gym at the AAYC where they helped spread awareness.
Matt Hite the Executive Director of AAYC says, “they say one in six females have had some sort of abuse, one of the four. And they say one in ten males have”.
The day began with children dancing to their favorite music, while others were designing banners that would be used later when the group marched down tenth street to spread awareness of how prevalent child abuse is in our country.
Christine Bollinger who’s the Intake Coordinator for Bair Foundation (one of the non-profits helping) says, “it’s wonderful.
This is a great event, there are lots of kids inside there’s music and games and a bounce house and there will be a walk later to promote the prevention of child abuse”.
The group of nearly 2-hundred children and adults then hit the streets with their plan to spread the word about the importance of their cause.
Officials at the rally focused on the four different kinds of child abuse; emotional, physical, sexual, and neglect.
Before interview with Matthew Hite, Executive Director
Child Safety Initiative