What we do

The Love Quest Foundation provides culturally relevant mental, social, and physical education initiatives for tweens and teens in New York’s Mid-Hudson region. We advocate for youth impacted by intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault, and we sponsor annual awareness and prevention music and video campaigns. Our campaigns bring local youth together to work on projects that give them hands-on experience in music, audio, and video production, teach skills, and build confidence.

Music | Video Campaigns

Our annual awareness and prevention music and video campaigns bring local youth together and give them hands-on experience in music and audio-visual production. We stream the singles they produce on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and other digital music services, and post their videos on YouTube.

Red Carpet Affairs

The Love Quest Foundation concludes its music and audio-visual projects with a Red Carpet Affair, an event debuting the final product that brings together participants, allies, friends and family, elected officials, municipal employees, school administrators, and partnering organizations.

Introspective Rhythm

We offer songwriting, creative writing, journal writing, vision boards, self-care, wellness, and farming workshops and sponsor field trips. Our projects are designed to improve the health and wellbeing of youth and teach them communication, leadership, advocacy, and other skills.

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Why we do what we do

We do what we do to give young people tools that teach important skills and build confidence. We do what we do to break the silence surrounding abuse and be a voice for victims of intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. We do what we do to help youth identify and build healthy friendships and relationships in their quest for love.

Intimate partner | teen dating violence

Intimate partner violence [IPV] accounts for 15% of all violent crime. According to the CDC, about 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced some form of intimate partner violence. When individuals under 18 experience IPV, it is called teen dating violence [TDV]. TDV affects millions of adolescents in the U.S. each year. TDV can result in unhealthy relationships, disrupt emotional development, and even contribute to other long-term negative effects.

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse can occur between parent and child, siblings, and even roommates. It includes a range of behaviors, such as slapping, shoving, and pushing. It can have a negative impact in a number of ways, including economically, physically, sexually, emotionally, or psychologically. Domestic abuse can cause worsened psychological and physical health, decreased quality of life, decreased productivity and, in some cases, mortality.

Sexual assault

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports nearly 500,000 youth as young as 12 years old are assaulted each year in the U.S. Up to 14% of male offenders and 37% of female offenders said they had been physically or sexually abused before 18. Sexual assault in U.S. prisons is so rampant, Congress enacted The Prison Rape Elimination Act in 2003.The Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates about 80,000 women and men a year are sexually abused in its correctional facilities.

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Remembering Meca Cole

Join us via Zoom on Wednesday, December 20 at 7 p.m. for an Introspective Rhythm workshop honoring our friend, Meca Cole, our director on a few of our awareness and prevention campaigns. She passed away Read more…