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Teach Early to Prevent Domestic Violence

On October 1, athletes and coaches from Humble High School and Kingwood Park High School, Humble ISD Administrators, and representatives from Houston Area Women’s Center, Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, and Clear Channel Outdoor gathered to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Clear Channel Outdoor unveiled messaging to be shown on digital billboards throughout the Houston area.
"Clear Channel Outdoor in Houston is partnering with the Ad Council and national organization Futures Without Violence to run digital billboards that “teach early” to stop domestic violence before it starts," said Lee Vela of Clear Channel Outdoor. "This public service campaign is provided in conjunction with the Ad Council and is part of a nationwide effort promoting the Teach Early initiative." Teach Early is a national public service campaign that teaches students about healthy relationships and respect for women. This effort highlights the pivotal role that men play in preventing domestic and sexual violence.
The athletes from HHS and KPHS, their coaches, and team mascots signed a team commitment against violence from Coaching Boys Into Men.

Speakers at the event included Pam Hobbs, Manger of Children’s Court Services for the Houston Area Women’s Center; Judy Cox, Executive Director for Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center; Dr. Guy Sconzo, Humble ISD Superintendent and Lee Vela of Clear Channel Outdoor.
"We welcome the messages of the Teach Early program, which will help our athletes go beyond learning the skills of the game and further develop their personal character. We are committed to helping stop the violence before it starts by starting the conversation about respect for women and building strong relationships," said Dr. Guy Sconzo, Humble ISD Superintendent.
"Humble ISD is proud to be working with Clear Channel Outdoor, Family Time Crisis and Prevetion Center, and Houston Area Women's Center to highlight this important issue in the community," said Sconzo.