ACAT-ANTELOPE COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM
(Have retired 2016)
WHO ARE THEY?
A group of concern residence of the Antelope and Sacramento Community. Who have seen or survive domestic violence and they want to help others. They work to render prevention adn awareness through education.
WHEN DID THEY START:
They were birth in September 2009 from a State Grant Project- "Love Never Fails" that was awarded to Antelope UPPER ROOM Ministry, under the leadership of Pastor Juanita Mason. The grant was to unite faith leaders to be Model Healthy Relationship Churches, and one criteria was that they allow the training of their front line leaders to Domestic Violence and their teens to Teen Date Violence..
WHAT IS THEIR MISSION:
To work to "Break the Silence" on these subjects and to substain the grant project by incorporating local schools and collabrating with other agencies. There efforts are.to reach more of our teens with education and prevention on the subject of Teen Date Violence and Bullying.
September 2009 they hosted a Teen Summit with Love Never Fail Project. The panel members were from: Citrus Heights Police Department, Principal Colonel Harris, Twin Rivers School District, Maxine Pepper, Grant High School, Retired Office Administrator, North Highlands, C.O.G.I.C. and WEAVE and others.
In 2010 follow the Nation's lead they commemorated Teen Date Violence Month by hosting a Poster Contest with Wilson C. Riles Middle School. Prizes were presented to the winners and a Proclamation was issued to ACAT and to Wilson C. Riles from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisor. Judges for this event were from: North Sac News, WEAVE, Wilson C. Riles, Zion Lutheran Church, From Battered, Bruised and Blessed (BBB) and Minister Schubel.
In 2010 a Spring Break Skate Jam was collaborated with Sunrise Roller rink and 2RAW and adult Skating club and many others.
February 2011 our Love Shouldn't Hurt Poster Contest was held at Creative Arts Academy in the Twin River School District. The young people and staff were great. It was so impressive that 90% of the students participated in our survey on Teen Date Violence and Bullying. We presented a 1st Place Prize, a bicycle which was courtesy of PERKO'S CAFE on Watt Ave, 2nd Place a MP3 Player and 3rd Place a $20.00 Gift Card...what a great program in commemoration of Teen Date Violence & Bullying Awareness. On April 5, a Resolution was presented to the Twin River School District by ACAT (Antelope Community Action Team) and the students from the Art Academy did a skit and Pastor Mason read and presented the Resolution to the chair of the Borad. We must work to creat healthy environments and relationship for our Teens.
Staring July, 2012 -ACAT will be collaborating with the DVIC, C.H. to further the work of awareness and education on the subject of Domestic Violence in our places of worship.