We are pleased to announce that Roland Park Country School has earned the status of being a One Love HERO Certified School for our work throughout the 2019-20 school year. The One Love program is designed to recognize and celebrate schools who have demonstrated the highest commitment to bringing education about healthy relationships to their students and who activate them as leaders in the movement for change. To qualify for One Love certification, schools must demonstrate their commitment to healthy relationship education through a combination of educational reach, student leadership, and ongoing awareness-building activities.
The One Love Foundation began 10 years ago with a goal to educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. They have partnered with schools around the country to provide webinars, workshops, and peer-to-peer discussions. They recognize two levels of accomplishment in health relationship education: the One Love HERO designation and the One Love CHAMPION designation. RPCS is one of only 13 other schools across the country that has earned the top HERO distinction.
Roland Park Country School’s One Love Club works to educate themselves, their classmates, and even the adults in our community through discussion, ongoing workshops, and education on what it means to be in a healthy and loving relationship. The RPCS One Love Club leader from last year, Molly Booth, worked tirelessly to bring the message of One Love to the RPCS community and to the greater Baltimore area. She led the students in events like the Yards for Yeardley competition, which got everyone moving in the name of increasing awareness and raising funds for relationship violence awareness. This year, our students are continuing to work hard to promote healthy relationships and to eradicate domestic violence.