One Love, a new club at JC, promotes positive relationships

Allison Coyne, Managing Editor

The One Love Foundation is an organization that “educates young people about healthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better.”

In 2010, Notre Dame Preparatory alumna and University of Virginia lacrosse player, Yeardley Love, was killed by her ex-boyfriend. This prompted Sharon and Lexie Love, Yeardley’s mother and sister, to create One Love.

The main goal of the foundation is “preventing relationship violence and abuse,” and ensuring that “Yeardley’s legacy lives on.” Junior Kinley Boyle wanted to start a chapter of One Love to spread that goal to the JC community.

“Our wish is that One Love will encourage people to take a look at the relationships in their own lives and give them the resources to know how healthy those relationships are,” Kinley said. “We want students to not only be able to support themselves but to support others who could be in an unhealthy situation.”

Kinley said, “We hope that One Love is something that JC embraces and really takes to heart. We will be doing many fun things this year and encourage the student body to participate.”

Junior Ginger Roarty joined the club because “I wanted to help others in building stronger, healthier relationships. I felt like One Love was a great opportunity to get to know other students and give back.”

She is “looking forward to helping with events” and is “super excited to see where the club goes.”

, the club plans to sponsor game dedications in the spring in order to raise awareness for the club’s mission. By partnering with the national One Love foundation, the club with receive t-shirts and bring countrywide traditions to the JC community.

The first club meeting will take place during the first week of October. Anyone with any questions should contact Kinley Boyle or Mrs. Meghan Doyle.