Letter to Families: Erin’s Law/Clothesline Project at HHS April 5

Dear Parent/Guardians:

On Friday, April 5th, Huntley High School will be hosting the Clothesline Project as part of our continued education for students regarding child sexual abuse awareness. This is in compliance with Erin’s Law, which requires schools to provide an age-appropriate curriculum to all students relating to sexual abuse prevention.  The purpose of this activity is to raise student awareness and provide them with resources to access support for themselves or those around them.

The Clothesline Project: Brought to HHS through the CARE Center, a satellite of Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault

  • The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts made by survivors and significant others of violence against women and men.  
  • The shirts will be displayed in the Commons on April 5th. Students will receive information about the Clothesline and available resources during the week of April 1st, as well as, at the display.
  • Students will have the opportunity to make their own shirts to add to the Clothesline if they choose to do so.
  • Social workers and counseling staff will be present at the display to supervise the t-shirt production, provide support to students and answer any questions.

Nationwide, 1 in 3 females and 1 in 6 males in the United States will experience some form of sexual violence by the age of 18.  Through this program aimed at educating and empowering students, we want to provide your student with the knowledge and skills to use if they or someone they know is ever affected by sexual violence.

We believe that all of our students will benefit from participating in this program.  If you have any questions about the content of the program or if you wish to inquire about opting out, please feel free to contact the school office at (847) 659-6600.

Sincerely,

Marcus Belin, Principal
Huntley High School

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