Events and Activities

 April 1

Light up the Town Blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month
Duke Energy Building

April 2

Press Conference & Pinwheel Garden Planting
Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte, in the plaza area facing Fourth Street.
10:00 a.m.
Children from CMS will plant a  Pinwheel Garden on the Plaza.

April 6 – 10krispykreme

“Thank you” breakfast delivered to YFS social workers and CMPD officers who work on child abuse cases.  Once again this year, Krispy Kreme has donated coffee and donuts to thank our neighbors on the front lines

 April 16

Food for Thought, Mecklenburg Ministries/ Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 East Morehead, Charlotte
12:00 pm
Featured speakers will be Charles Bradley, YFS and MenTchaas Ari of DSS
How Families can work to Prevent Child Abuse

April  29

Wine Tasting at The Wine Vault
A fundraiser in support of the Mecklenburg Child Abuse Prevention Team
9009 J.M. Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
7:00 p.m.
$5.00 for 6 wines

Throughout the Month

CMS Schools

Promoting Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month within CMS

Elementary students in grades 1 – 3 can participate in specially designed lessons to safely promote child abuse awareness. These lessons were designed by district staff and align to the NC Essential Standards for Health and Guidance. Secondary students can participate in our social media campaign- Pass the Pinwheel.  The students will take a photo with an actual or printed pinwheel using the hash tag #PassThePinwheel and challenge three other people to do the same.  Additionally, 40 elementary and middle schools will be chosen via a lottery to receive a pinwheel kit which includes ready-made pinwheels and a sign for display.

 Online and Social Media Campaigns

Twitter:   @Meck4Kids

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