Students at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute care about themselves and their community, especially when it comes to promoting healthy relationships.
This week, students and staff will participate in the first W.A.I.T. (What Am I Thinking?) Symposium, an event to bring awareness and a deeper understanding of domestic violence.
DATE: Thursday, May 12, 2011
LOCATION: Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, 41 Barker Street, and Picton Arena, Picton
TIME: 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Keynote speaker Wambui Bahati, and interactive workshops facilitated by community members, will focus on defining domestic violence, and promoting healthy relationships amongst teens. The expectation is that students will take the time to identify unhealthy situations and ask themselves What Am I Thinking? The goal is to teach students valuable lessons about healthy relationships that will help them make good decisions when choosing friends and romantic interests.
This event was made possible due to a $5,000 Project Enhancement Fund grant from The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, the largest grant awarded to date.
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute  is a community high school located in Picton, Ontario serving over 800 students from across Prince Edward County. With a strong academic program, a wide variety of athletic and extra-curricular activities, and excellent facilities, PECI continues a more than 50-year tradition of serving all students living in Prince Edward County to ensure their success in the world.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]