Mariah Blanton, an 8-year-old from Glen St. Mary, Florida, is the grand prize winner in Hubbard House’s first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest. She will receive a party for 10 at Jungle Quest, an indoor facility for kids that offers rock climbing, zip lines, tree houses and more.
Hubbard House held the contest in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence among youth. “We all need to take an active stand against the violence and abuse that plagues our community. Domestic violence prevention is such an important step to ending the cycle of abuse,” said Laine Reinecke-Clayton, Hubbard House Community Education Manager. “This contest gave youth the opportunity to be a voice in this critical violence prevention effort.”
Grand Prize Winner:
Mariah Blanton, 8, Glen St. Mary, FL
Katelyn Burroughs, 8, Jacksonville, FL
Barry C. Case, III, 11, Jacksonville, FL
Luke Do, 7, Bryceville FL
Tania Edwards, 7, Jacksonville, FL
Ka’Ron Forest, 8, Jacksonville, FL
Daniel Green, 8, Jacksonville, FL
Amiea Jackson, 9, Jacksonville, FL
Sarajane Kinny, 7, Jacksonville, FL
John Ramos, 5, Jacksonville, FL
Ty Sullivan, 7, Jacksonville, FL
The artwork of the grand prize winner and 10 honorable mentions will be on display online at www.hubbardhouse.org/hh/special.aspx and www.facebook.com/hubbardhouseinc.
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship please call the 24-Hour Hubbard House domestic violence hotline at (904) 354-3114 or (800) 500-1119.
ABOUT HUBBARD HOUSE
Founded as the first domestic violence shelter in Florida in 1976, Hubbard House is a certified, comprehensive domestic violence center providing programs and services to more than 6,000 women, children, and men annually in Duval and Baker counties. While Hubbard House is most known for its emergency shelter, the agency also provides extensive adult and youth outreach services, school-based education, therapeutic childcare, batterers’ intervention programs, court advocacy and volunteer and community education opportunities. Visit www.hubbardhouse.org to learn more.