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Vision statement: To promote RESPECT as a way to manage conflict and prevent criminal behavior.

What Does Respect Mean to You?

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Join the national effort to help stop digital abuse!

It’s no secret that we live in an ever-evolving and expansive digital age. However, as with any innovation, the development of new digital media is not without its consequences. Issues such as cyberbullying, sexting, and online dating abuse are just a few of the concerns faced by youth across the nation. To address these issues, MTV’s A Thin Line campaign hopes to involve young people, like you, to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and the lives of those around you. The campaign has developed two new opportunities for you to get involved and let your voices be heard: Read More!


Upcoming Circle of Respect News and Information

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM

What to Do?

  • On February 11, 2013 get as many people as you can to wear something orange! You can wear orange clothes, nail polish, face paint, hair ties, anything you can think of!
  • Don't just wear it, talk about it! Tell people why it is you are wearing orange. Let them know that you're wearing orange to promote respect and healthy relationships.
  • Be sure to post pictures of you and your friends wearing orange using #TDVAM #RESPECTWEEK

Visit for more ways to get involved throughout the whole month!

New Book Club Feature: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

Richard Paul Evans

The new Circle of Respect book club selection features Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by best-selling author Richard Paul Evans. Download it here or search for it on iTunes

As the first book in what will certainly become a timeless series by Richard Paul Evans, Michael Vey, tells the story of an unlikely teen here who, despite struggling with Tourette’s Syndrome, has special powers that help him overcome a number of obstacles that threaten not only his friends but the world. This engaging novel is both highly entertaining as well as insightful.  It offers readers a chance to explore themes that are present in all of our lives such as friendship, bullying, respect, and bravery.  In this podcast, author Richard Paul Evans speaks with NCPC’s Robin Young about how Michael Vey came to be, and what’s in store for him next.

April book Club Feature: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

Real Friends vs. the Other Kind

 The Circle of Respect’s April book club selection features Good Friends vs. the Other Kind by Annie Fox. Download it here or search for it on iTunes.

The second book in the three-part series, Middle School Confidential by Annie Fox, Real Friends vs. the Other Kind is an interactive graphic novel which helps young teens understand what it means to be a real friend. In this podcast, author Annie Fox speaks with NCPC’s Kelsey Tokar about how respect plays into the development of a healthy, lasting friendship and how to help out a friend that may really need it.

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