Students Put Focus on Healthy Relationship Behaviors

LEFT TO RIGHT: Hannah Nwakibu, Carson Langston, Story Langston, Cameron Goldstein, Jay Browne, and Sam Logan. (Courtesy photo)

Episcopal School of Dallas students exceeded their goal to raise funds and awareness about relationship violence at the Yards for Yeardley walk in early December.

On Dec. 2, more than 250 participants walked a total of 700,000 miles – 100,000 more than their goal – and raised $2,000 for the One Love Foundation.

Each year during the spring semester, ESD juniors go through One Love’s escalation workshop, which prompts student discussions about recognizing healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors.

This year, students Jay Browne and Story Langston decided they wanted to do more, and so organized the walk.

Yards for Yeardley is a program that brings people together to raise awareness for the One Love Foundation.

Yeardley Love, a lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was killed by her ex-boyfriend a few weeks before her graduation. Her mother, Sharon Love, founded One Love to spread awareness about knowing the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.

“Our club lacrosse coach was a close friend of Yeardley and is very passionate about this foundation, so we wanted to help her make it more prominent in the North Texas area,” Browne said.