Children’s Cove is once again recruiting local high school students for its Teen TASK Force, a program whose mission is to engage with teens about child sexual abuse issues and to educate and empower them to raise awareness among their peers.
This year, Children’s Cove has partnered with Mashpee High School to form its third Teen TASK Force where about a dozen sophomores will volunteer to take part in this unique partnership. TASK is an acronym for Taking A Stand for Kids.
Throughout this month, Children’s Cove staff and Mashpee High School will present information about the TASK Force program to sophomores to build interest and recruit volunteers. From December through the end of the school year, Teen TASK Force volunteers will meet monthly with Children’s Cove staff as well as partner agencies in local law enforcement and other related fields to gain a stronger awareness of child sexual abuse and the issues facing the Cape & Islands community as well as the programs and services provided by Children’s Cove.