About Us

Who we are:
We are Hokies who believe that complacency in response to violence is not an answer; we are on a mission to make an impact on the culture in which we live to Help Save The Next Girl. We were founded on February 1, 2012 as the first student branch of the national campaign, Help Save The Next Girl, started by the parents of Morgan Harrington; a VT student who was abducted and murdered in October 2009. Morgan's story, as a student of Virginia Tech, is now our story, and because her voice has been forcibly silenced, we speak out. We are determined to show that we, as part of the Hokie Nation, exemplify a beautiful, vibrant, safe community full of solutions. We are inspired. We are united. We are motivated, and thus we are committed to do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to Help Save The Next Girl.

Our Mission:
Our desire is to shift the culture of complacency in response to violence at its core, and believe it starts with us. Our goal is to provide the VT community with opportunities to learn defense strategies, present to them an abundant supply of resources if they or loved ones have been victims of violence, and ultimately, suggest a perspective that will encourage them to look out for one another. "(we) believe that this is the crucial task for each of us, to somehow take adversity and mold it, push it, frame it, conjure it into something positive and sustaining and then use it to help others." - Gil Harrington

 

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