Lauren Astley’s Father Works With Wayland Students To Raise Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

CBS Boston 10/22/21: Lauren Astley’s Father Works With Wayland Students To Raise Awareness About Teen Dating Violence. Lauren Astley, a Wayland high school graduate, was murdered by her boyfriend in 2011 at only 18-years-old. “People hear about Lauren’s story and realize well some of these red flags that escalated between her and her boyfriend’s relationship; they can see it in their relationship nowadays,” student Maeve Kelleher said.

NBC Boston 10/22/21: Wayland High School Football Team Honors Lauren Astley. A high school football team will pay tribute to a former student who was killed 10 years ago and raise awareness for domestic violence.

NBC Boston 10/22/21: Football Game Honors Woman Killed 10 Years Ago, Raises Domestic Violence Awareness. Ten years ago, Lauren Dunne Astley was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Her father, Malcolm, lives with the loss every day. “People who have been through such an experience know it’s all there all the time, hanging on your shoulders,” he said. He has spent the past decade working to make people aware of domestic violence, and Friday night, the message comes to the football field at Wayland High School, where Lauren graduated. Pamphlets will be handed out, announcements made and players for Wayland and Lincoln-Sudbury will wear purple — the color of domestic violence awareness.

Wayland Patch 10/21/21: Wayland, Lincoln-Sudbury Game Will Spotlight Domestic Violence.  The Friday Wayland High School vs. Lincoln-Sudbury rivalry football game will come with a serious message for everyone in attendance. Local volunteers will be at the game speaking to students and fans — and the players — about domestic violence. The effort is partially about October being domestic violence awareness month, but also a reminder of how closely partner violence has impacted the two communities.

Wayland Town Crier 10/21/21: It will be more than football when Lincoln-Sudbury and Wayland play Friday. The staples of a solid education used to be reading, writing and arithmetic. But we now live in another time, a culture, a society that screams for help in the classroom, high schools not being an exception. You can’t just open a schoolbook and study this subject. You have to listen, and you have to live it. And then take action. Call it Domestic Violence 101.


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