April is child abuse prevention month, and Kristy Inglish with the Sanpete Children’s Justice Center teamed up with Wasatch Academy to host a contest asking students to produce an ad that supports child abuse prevention. Four students, Sam Leavitt, Brilee Kendall, Grace Nied, and Anthon Varga, created a heartfelt ad that will be seen at two Ephraim movie theaters before feature films.
The Sanpete Children’s Justice Center, located in Ephraim, provides support to children and families who are experiencing a crisis in connection with child abuse. Their goal is to help children feel safe and comfortable. In reflecting about the student-created ad, Kristy Inglish states “Every board member loved the commercial, and it brought one board member to tears. Everyone was very proud of them and had positive comments.”
David Huls, Wasatch Academy Film Instructor, was excited for the students to participate in this project. “This was important for the students to create this piece so they could understand the impact of their actions,” said Huls.
Although the topic of child abuse is a heavy discussion, Huls felt the students did an excellent job with the subject matter and hit key points to support child abuse prevention.
“I hope the students take away how powerful this medium is and that the things they create can have a positive impact on the future.”