- the star of Bethlehem, leading the wise men to a savior
- the sacred oil that miraculously burned for not one night but eight, providing hope in a time of darkness and persecution
- the light of the new moon signaling the start of Ramadan and a commitment to self sacrifice, purification and good acts, and
- a more recent addition, Kwanzaa, to celebrate the strengths, values and heritage of people for whom community was ripped apart due to slavery and for whom safety and equality are still a daily struggle.
- Charlie Brown (struggling for acceptance)
- Rudolph (bullying and ostracism)
- Miracle on 34th Street (depression, suicide), and
- The Grinch (greed, jealously, vengeance).
Wellspring provides prevention education to approximately 6,000 youth and adults each year. A core value in our prevention education is empowering bystanders to take action to intervene when they see a situation, but also to create social change to end relationship and sexual abuse. If you're interested in learning more about how you can bring these no-cost, interactive programs to your youth group, faith organization, workplace or other group give us a call at 518-583-0280.