Our friends at PAVE (Preventing Abuse and Violence Though Education) have announced a project merging pop music and education. Vote for your favorite original song from among the seven teen artists competing starting May 29.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four teens will experience abuse in his or her dating relationship by age 18. To help address this issue, Verizon Wireless has teamed up with Cornerstone, a domestic violence agency based in Minnesota, and MTE Inc. in a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of teen dating violence. PAVE (Preventing Abuse and Violence Through Education) the Way Project is designed to promote healthy relationships and empower teens to take a stand against dating violence through the expression of pop music.
Through PAVE the Way Project, seven youth artists aged 13 to 20, from across the country, contributed original songs to the non-profit project to raise awareness of dating violence alongside their peers. The project launches April 10 with an interactive website where songs will be available as free downloads.