Each year, our Youth Services Program reaches nearly 10,000 students and teachers in local middle and high schools through classroom presentations. These presentations teach youth the basics about domestic violence, sexual violence and healthy relationships. The presentation in Kyle’s classroom was no different than hundreds of others provided by Alexandra House across Anoka County— but it had a lasting impact on him. After the presentation, he confided in our advocate: he let her know that until that day, he hadn’t realized that he had been abusive towards his girlfriend. He said that he wanted to make a change. The Youth Services advocates were able to give Kyle the tools to begin to make a change. Although we don’t know yet how Kyle’s story ends, we do know that prevention education for youth and support services for young survivors are critical tools for ending the cycle of violence.