The One Love Foundation has certified St. Johns Country Day School as a Hero School—One Love’s highest commendation—in recognition of its commitment to healthy relationship education through a combination of educational reach, student leadership, and ongoing awareness-building activities.
One Love is a non-profit organization and national leader providing relationship health education to students across the country. Through compelling workshops and peer-to-peer discussions, One Love programs open young people’s eyes to healthy versus unhealthy behaviors and offers a framework we can use to discuss these behaviors in our own lives.
“Our Hero schools are showing the impact that deep engagement around the topic of healthy relationships can have on a school community,” said Chief Program Officer Megan Shackleton. “It is our honor to recognize their commitment and we are proud to continue to support these schools in their efforts to create healthier and safer communities.”
"One Love is important to me because we work to promote healthy relationships among teens and young adults,” said One Love School Ambassador and Club founder Allison Korahais ’21, who worked to bring the program to the School and to achieve Hero certification. “Our One Love Club helps inform our students about what comprises a healthy relationship, the importance of healthy boundaries, and the warning signs of unhealthy relationships." Korahais announced the certification this morning and presented the School with a banner acknowledging the Hero status.
“St. Johns is proud to be able to teach our students the fundamental tools for building healthy relationships and helping them become leaders for community-wide change,” said Acting Head of School Mary Virginia Fisher. “This work is part of our commitment to help parents raise responsible, capable adults who will not only survive but thrive now and in their lives ahead.”
St. Johns is one of only nine Hero-certified schools across the nation, and the only one in Florida.