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Giving Back: Dallas Jessup of Just Yell Fire

Giving Back: Dallas Jessup of Just Yell Fire

This 20-year-old college student makes films to teach girls self-defense so they can protect themselves from sexual violence and abduction.

- Teen Vogue Magazine
CAUSE: At age fourteen, Dallas Jessup founded the Just Yell Fire non-profit organization to combat sexual violence against young women. She created a film to raise awareness about the dangers posed to high school girls, and offered instruction on street fighting self-defense moves. The now-20-year-old Vanderbilt University student recently launched her follow-up film, Just Yell Fire: Campus Life, to address dating abuse and violence on college campuses. Dallas has implemented instructional...

Sisterhood Spotlight – Alpha Omicron Pi at Vanderbilt University

Sisterhood Spotlight – Alpha Omicron Pi at Vanderbilt University

- Lilly Pulitzer - A Colorful Blog
The Vandy AOII girls impressed us with their 10,000 (10,000!!!!) hours of volunteer service just this year. (we love that at Lilly)  Yet… they still managed to maintain a strong GPA and better yet, have a GREAT time doing it!  Find out more about some of Nashville’s finest….and our first Alpha Omicron Pi chapter to be featured here on Sisterhood Spotlight!
1. School, Sorority & Chapter Name
Vanderbilt University, Alpha Omicron Pi, Nu Omicron...

Here Comes The Prom... Bring On The Nightmares

Here Comes The Prom... Bring On The Nightmares

- Houston Family Magazine
It’s prom season; meaning parents can kiss the Sand Man good-bye and prepare for sleepless nights of worry and wonder. For every teen, high school prom is the stuff of dreams. For every parent, it’s the harbinger of nightmares. While kids fantasize about formal gowns, fancy limos, dreamy dates, and dancing ‘til dawn, their parents fret about drunken after parties, drugged cocktails, unsafe sex, and unparalleled peer pressure for which their children may or not be physically or...

Kids Get 'Revved Up' to Stay Safe

Kids Get 'Revved Up' to Stay Safe

- Fox Atlanta
The school year will soon come to an end, and that means your kids will be spending their summer days burning energy outdoors. But does your child know what to do if they’re targeted by a predator?
Revved Up Kids is a metro Atlanta area business that is dedicated to teaching kids the warning signs and show them what to do if a predator targets them. Co-founder Allison Neal dropped by Good Day to show our own Paul Milliken how they help kids learn to protect themselves.
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'Just Yell Fire'

'Just Yell Fire'

A national program that helps females learn how to avoid and escape dangerous situations is being taught locally.

- MPNnow
Lynn Fulmore didn’t know the self-defense and get-away skills she now teaches when she was attacked as a teen.
Out with a group of friends who spent the night at the movies and then hanging out, Fulmore wasn’t drunk, but her friends were — including the boy she was with who seemed nice enough in public but turned aggressive when they were alone. Thrown on her belly, as he forced himself on her, she thrust her fingers into the back of her throat and vomited. As he jumped...

Q&A with Teen Advocate and CNN Hero Dallas Jessup

Q&A with Teen Advocate and CNN Hero Dallas Jessup

- Elle Girl
Nineteen-year-old Dallas Jessup made headlines with her non-profit documentary Just Yell Fire exploring violence against girls and affected the lives of teens in over 50 countries. Dallas’s newest film, Just Yell Fire: Campus Life, is out just in time for Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, and she was willing to answer a few questions about filmmaking, the importance of standing up for yourself, and what it was like to be named a CNN Hero.
ELLEgirl (EG): What inspired you...

Interview with Dallas Jessup

Interview with Dallas Jessup

- Cover2Cover Magazine
See page 19 for interview on cover2coverpublications.com.
“So the opportunity to help thousands, if not millions of girls learn their dating rights, the dangers they face at college, how to avoid those dangers, and some quick-learn techniques to get out of bad situations was simply too compelling,” said Jessup.

Do You Have a Daughter? Just Yell Fire

Do You Have a Daughter? Just Yell Fire

- Aha! Parenting
Did you know that one out of every four girls in middle school today will be date-raped by the time she's 22? That predators try to abduct about 100,000 teenage girls each year, with the risk peaking at age 15? As I consider my 16 year old and her friends, these statistics are shocking, unbearable.
Want to arm your daughter so she's more able to defend herself? Check out JustYellFire.com and download the free movie hosted by stars of Lost and featuring Portland teen Dallas...

Students learn 'Groin slap is a girl's best friend

Students learn 'Groin slap is a girl's best friend

- Logos Now
20 year-old Dallas Jessup talks about her organization Just Yell Fire When Dallas Jessup walked into school to teach about her organization, Just Yell Fire, I don’t think anyone was prepared for what this petite Vanderbilt junior had in store for us.
Sitting in the theater on a Monday afternoon with a food induced coma, many of us were expecting just another battle of keeping our eyes open. But surprisingly, Jessup was able to capture our attention pretty quickly, a...

How One Woman is Saving a Generation from Sexual Violence

How One Woman is Saving a Generation from Sexual Violence

- Open Forum
Thanks to 19-year-old Dallas Jessup, today thousands of teenage girls can defend themselves against sexual violence. “I’m trying to save a generation,” she says.
Jessup is founder of Just Yell Fire, a non profit dedicated to educating adolescents on defense against sexual attacks and abduction. She started the organization five years ago, at the age of 13, after her mother showed her the widely viewed footage of Carlie Brucia, the 11-year-old Florida resident...