Students at a Regina school are doing their part to raise domestic violence awareness.
Leadership 20/30 participants at Sheldon Williams Collegiate are doing the Awake-A-Thon.
The campaign, which actually began six weeks ago, has included several different awareness events, including a Walk A Mile in Her Shoes and a hygiene drive.
Jack Guthrie said this was something to important for them to not focus their attention on.
“We’ve discovered this year that it’s a serious, serious issue within in Saskatchewan and problem within our own community itself was domestic violence,” he said. “That’s why we chose that as well as for our issue.”
YWCA CEO Melissa Coomber-Bentsen agreed with that. She said it’s good to see the students take a leading role on such an important topic.
“When young people get an opportunity to create a vision around an issue that they see, you can really start to see some of the intricacies of knowledge and community building that’s embedded on what goes on in our schools.”
Saskatchewan has the Canada’s highest rate of domestic violence per capita.