The “Montgomery Choose Respect” Program holds a fun and informative event for students Grades 6 to 12, their parents and people who work with youth from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today at Montgomery College—Germantown.
The fourth annual conference, held in conjunction with National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, focus on the goal of the county’s Choose Respect Program: Helping teens avoid abusive dating relationships.
Activities will be conducted in both English and Spanish at the free conference, which will include free pizza, snacks, drinks and music by the rock band Ivy Rose.
Toby Knapp, a DJ from radio station Hot 99.5, and Jackie Benson, a reporter from NBC News4, will emcee. Montgomery County Councilman Philip M. Andrews (D-Dist. 3) of Gaithersburg, the chairman of the council’s Public Safety Committee and the county’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, will be among the speakers.