OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – "Just Yell Fire" has captured the attention and support of the local Girls Incorporated organization, and Girls Inc. representatives are hoping this "Fire" will spread across the city next Tuesday through Thursday.
"Dallas Jessup is the founder of Just Yell Fire, a nonprofit program committed to helping girls defend themselves," Girls Inc.'s officials explain in a news release. "She is conducting her teen safety program (this month) to teach our girls skills that could protect them from harm."
Currently a student at Vanderbilt, Jessup developed her "Just Yell Fire" initiative while in high school "after learning the frightening statistics that one in four girls will be sexually assaulted and that there are 114,000 attempted abductions each year in the U.S. alone." Jessup will be in Oak Ridge July 13, 14 and 15 to conduct her "inspiring," "entertaining," and possibly "life-saving" seminar.