DELHI, N.Y. (April 22, 2019) – Members of the SUNY Delhi Athletics staff and student facilitators last week presented the One Love Foundation to over 200 student-athletes. The One Love Foundation presentation is geared towards the education of students about healthy relationships and how to recognize and prevent sexual violence. The presentation also assisted in reaching SUNY's goal in educating 5,000 students in the prevention of sexual violence during the month of April. As part of SUNY Delhi's membership with the North Atlantic Conference, the league also used the month of April to promote education of student-athletes across all member institutions with the One Love Foundation.
"The One Love Foundation is a fantastic organization, really geared towards promoting open discussion and creating awareness about the issues of sexual and domestic violence," said swimming and diving head coach and One Love facilitator Mike Burud. "Our student-athletes did a phenomenal job in engaging in open and realistic discussion. I think this was really effective and we look forward to working with this organization in the future."
About One Love
What we do at One Love: Love is the most important thing in our lives, yet we are taught very little about it. One Love is on a mission to change that. We educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better.
How we do it: We engage young people with powerful films and honest conversation. Through our workshops and peer-to-peer discussions, One Love offers a framework that helps students spread our message online and in their communities.
- Over 613,000 people educated through in-person workshops.
- Over 100 million people reached through educational video content.
- 88% of workshop participants say they're now more aware of the 10 signs of an unhealthy relationship.
- One Love curricula are taught in over 1,400 schools and 250 community groups across the country.
Why we do it: One Love was founded in honor of Yeardley Love: A young woman who tragically lost her life at 22. Her death was completely preventable. Our mission is to make sure that it doesn't happen to others.