(WPRI) -- A group of East Providence High School students are having their voices heard after winning a contest.
Day One of Rhode Island started the "Your Voice, Your View" as part of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Teenagers were invited to create a television advertisement addressing sexual violence prevention.
The students that took part in the contest understand how important it is to get the message out of awareness to the youth in the state.
"The program that we did really helped us," said student Lesley Penacho. "It showed us how it does happen to some people. So, we kind of just thought how we would feel if it happened to us. As a group, we thought of ideas and how it could happen and just acted it out."
"It's extremely important, we really want teens to understand the importance of this issue and understand how many are affected," said Prevention Education Specialist Gloria Benson.
For more information, visit Day One RI's website.
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