Gabriel Ballard is helping give Child Abuse a voice through his Eagle Scout project.
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HERRIN, IL – Carterville Boy Scout Gabriel Ballard is helping give child abuse a voice through his Eagle Scout project.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center wants everyone to help spread the message.
“Abuse gets its power from silence. When you give it a voice, you stop it,” Leah Brown, executive director of Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center, said.
When Ballard and his Boy Scout Troop visited Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center, the goal was for the Scouts to learn more about the center and what it does, as well as how the Scouts could help the center.
Shortly after the visit, Ballard was trying to decide what to do for his Eagle Scout Project. His idea was to make Blue Kids, cutouts placed…
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