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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Student-athletes making a difference through Peer Advocates program

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As students there are many classes that don’t just further your education, but further the type of person you are.

Keith Labelle, coordinator of the URI Violence Prevention & Advocacy Services Program, has dedicated himself to spreading awareness of violence against women. He has conducted trainings on sexual assault, domestic violence, and substance abuse since 2001. Aside from speaking to groups such as fraternities, athletes, and incoming freshman, Labelle also teaches multiple classes on campus that discuss the issues he so strongly believes in.

Former Rhody volleyball player and senior captain Ashley Tennant is a teacher assistant for one of Labelle’s classes this...

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