Patriots, AG team up to educate students about anti-violence

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey partnered up Thursday to rally students against violence. 

High school and middle school students participated in Game Change: The Patriots Anti-Violence Partnership.

“To break cycles of violence, the goal of Game Change is to educate students about healthy relationships and encourage them to treat one another with respect,” said AG Healey. “These student leaders are learning to engage their schools and communities to empower young people and help end relationship violence.”

The Patriots launched the initiative in 2015 to implement a long-term anti-violence initiative that would help young students cultivate healthy relationships. 

“We are proud to see how far that this program has come in just over two years,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. “Game Change began as a result of a shared mission between the Attorney General’s office and our organization to help put a stop to acts of bullying and violence. Thanks to this partnership, we project 80,000 middle and high school students will have participated in Game Change programs by the end of this school year.”

Massachusetts schools use this program to focus on developing peer leaders at the high school level who can provide trainings to their middle school counterparts. 

Students met at Gillette Stadium Thursday for the event.

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