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The Citadel has been honored as "Distinguished Partner in Prevention," by Darkness to Light for its leadership as the first college in America to announce prevention training for all its staff, employees, and as a graduation requirement for its students.

"If you work, live or associate with the Citadel on campus you are a Darkness to Light trainee," Citadel president Lt. Gen. John Rosa said.

"In 6 months we trained over 3,000 students and teachers and faculty and staff members," Stephanie Hewett said.

Where most institutions require training for faculty and staff, at the Citadel, every cadet and even temporary contracted workers go through training to spot, report and stop child sexual abuse.

"When you're in the business of preventing child sexual abuse. It really matters that you train every person on your staff and have a policy that doesn't just sit on a shelf," Liz Boeschen with Darkness to Light said.

Other honorees:

Adams Run Baptist Church

All Saints Lutheran Church

Berkeley County School District

Bonner Leader at the College of Charleston

Calvary Church of God In Christ

Camp Happy Days

Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services Inc.

& Foster Grandparents Program

Charleston County School District

Charleston Battery

Charleston Collegiate School

Charleston County Library

Charleston Day School

Communities In Schools

Country Club of Charleston

Dorchester Children's Center

Dorchester School District Four

Dorchester School District Two

EdVenture Children's Museum, Inc.

Fear No Easel

First Baptist Church of Ravenel

First Baptist School

Foothills Area Family YMCA

Greenville County Recreation District

Hampton County School District 2

Health Promotion Specialists

Heritage Community Services

Hope Haven of the Lowcountry

John Wesley United Methodist Church

Journey Baptist Church

Lighthouse Christian Learning Center

Little School at Grace Church

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

Montessori Day School

MUSC Wellness Center

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

R3 Inc.

Smile Specialists

St. Luke's Children's Center

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

St. Timothy Lutheran Church of Goose Creek

The City of Charleston

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

The Citadel

University School of the Lowcountry

We Are Family

WINGS for Kids

Youth Empowerment Services Inc.

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