LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A new video made in Louisville hopes to educate young people on a safe place to go if they find themselves in a dangerous situation.
The Louisville-based nonprofit National Safe Place premiered the short video Monday which will be shown in middle and high schools across the nation and features more than 30 local actors and extras.
One of those actors is young Karina Torres Martinez. She wanted to be involved with the project to get the point across to other people her age. "The most important thing is just the message to get out there that there is a safe place that you can go to when you need help," she said.
From running away from home to being bullied at school, to sexual assault, the new video highlights realistic crisis scenarios and identifies Safe Place as a resource for immediate help and safety.
As an outreach program for youth in crisis, Safe Place educates approximately one million teens each year about dangerous and threatening situations that may negatively impact their lives. Over 30 years, it has developed a network of Safe Place locations in 39 states which includes restaurants, stores, fire stations, public buses and libraries.
Videobred, a Louisville production company, helped make the movie and hosted the premiere. For more information on the video or National Safe Place, click here.