Young people across the country are rallying together to build safer communities

By donating, you support their work to educate their peers about the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

     

Makenzie Hammers, Campus Ambassador at the College of Charleston

“I have been involved with the One Love Foundation for a year now and the biggest accomplishment my colleagues and I have made is creating an official Team One Love club at the College of Charleston! Bringing One Love to our campus has also brought a change in the way students interact with each other and their loved ones. Since becoming involved, I have witnessed so many instances of not only students and faculty members, but parents and community members taking resources regarding healthy relationships and having those tough conversations with members of our club. I love being a One Love Campus Ambassador because I can honestly say that I have witnessed some amazing moments of love and forgiveness.”

Alex Rotival, Teen Ambassador at the Bush School in Seattle

“Over the past year, our One Love team has been able to organize a couple of great events at my school including a One Love dodgeball tournament, a Stick it to Love installation and a #LoveBetter talk. Recently, I was very proud to be able to help facilitate a workshop with local chapters of the National League of Young Men. It was my first and largest workshop reaching 120 people. I was really thrilled with how it turned out. Despite the size of the group, the emotion and willingness to participate in the discussion really showed me the important role that One Love is playing in my community. There is a desire and need to change the dialogue around relationships and One Love has provided the spark and the space for that discussion to happen for everyone.”

Monica Contractor, Campus Ambassador at Loyola University Chicago

“The coolest thing I’ve done with One Love so far is facilitating Escalation Workshops with ALL student athletes on campus, from Basketball (GO RAMBLERS) to Volleyball teams and with Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Everyone was so active during these workshops and there was positive feedback afterwards. I believe that by bringing One Love to my community, conversations are sparked that can allow students to lead healthy lives and be supportive friends. I love being a One Love Campus Ambassador because healthy and unhealthy relationships isn’t a topic that is focused on in schools and the lack of education is a barrier. I want to empower students to continue this conversation, help change lives for the better, and start a chain reaction that can lead to a better world.”

Olivia Enriquez, Teen Ambassador at Aragon High School in San Mateo

“One Love can help make my community healthier by educating people on the warning signs of an abusive relationship whether it is a romantic relationship, a relationship with a family member, coach, teacher, or a friend. I strongly believe that One Love can help improve the relationships in my community and encourage people to #LoveBetter every day.

I love being a Teen Ambassador for One Love because I love the One Love movement. It is so important to know the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and how to recognize when someone is experiencing an unhealthy relationship. Being a Teen Ambassador has also taught me so many valuable life skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Zach Robin, Santa Clara University

“When I first was introduced to One Love back in August of 2017, I knew it was something that I wanted to get more involved with. After having all of my brothers participate in the Escalation Workshop, which was an eye-opening experience, I saw a side of my brothers that I had never seen before – one where they allowed themselves to be vulnerable. It was honestly very unexpected and a valuable and insightful experience for all. We also had every member of our fraternity become a workshop facilitator so we could host workshops for the undergraduate and Greek communities.”

Gabby Southworth, Campus Ambassador at St. Joseph’s University

“My friend Caroline Schertle and I started a One Love chapter at SJU in the fall and have since hosted Escalation Workshops for Greek life, helped fundraise through a game dedication with the Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams, and worked hard to #LoveBetter on the SJU campus. Bringing One Love to SJU has created a dialogue on campus about what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like. We hope to leave students feeling empowered and we know that if we can reach just one person, it will all be worth it. Dating violence is near and dear to the campus of SJU as one of our own, Kristin Mitchell, was a victim of dating violence. I love working with One Love to not only honor Yeardley and Kristin’s memory but also because One Love empowers us as college students to recognize that we have a role to play in ending relationship abuse.”