Did you know?
Northwest CASA educates over 26,000 students during the average school year. Our Prevention Educator, Jessica, says that right now about half of her schedule is the Kindergarten & Elementary age and half of her schedule is High School.
While out in the community – she is sometimes posed the question “Why does education need to start so young? Isn’t this topic a bit large for the Kindergarten age? They are too innocent & young for this.”
The answer can be found in the Clothesline Project t-shirts created & displayed at the High School level. Story after story emotionally scrawled onto t-shirts with an overwhelming theme on many…
“when I was six” – “when I was 3” – “It started when I was 4”
“I was 3 years old”
“I was sexually assaulted when I was 2”
Kindergarten is NOT too early – in many cases – it’s too late!