Flash Mob Set Today To Support Child Abuse Prevention

By  //  April 18, 2015

Guardian ad Litem of Brevard County

Today in Florida too many abused and neglected children will go to court with no one there to stand up for them – to be their voice. You can change that. You can accept my challenge to become a volunteer GAL and help make a difference in the life of a child. If you are already a GAL, you can make that extra effort to recruit another person to join you in that important role.

By Altara Warren, Guardian ad Litem of Brevard County

Who: Guardian ad Litem of Brevard County
When: Saturday, April 18 at 12 p.m.
Where: The Avenue in Viera in the Central Park area (fountain area behind the restaurants).
Why: April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. This event will spread awareness of the rising epidemic of child abuse, as well as bring awareness to the Guardian ad Litem program and what we as GAL volunteers do to help children in need. We hope more people will be inspired to become volunteers.

I am the Training Coordinator and Volunteer Recruiter for the Guardian ad Litem Program here in Brevard County (GAL for short).

If you are not familiar with us, we are trained volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care.

I had this crazy idea to do a flash mob in April which is child abuse prevention month. For those of you not familiar with flash mobs, these rare occurrences happen when a group of energetic people come to a public location and un-expectantly break out in a fun synchronized dance routine.

We have never done anything like this before. This is very out of the box for us. So to help make this a successful event, we have the Viera Performing Arts Studio choreographing the performance and participating in it as well.