Martina McBride Helps Teens Find ‘Time to Shine’
Martina McBride is the mother of three daughters, including 14-year-old Delaney, so the new program she's becoming involved with will have special meaning for the singer.
McBride and loveisrespect, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (NTDAH) have partnered in My Time to Shine, to increase awareness for teens and parents about teen dating abuse, and to help educate teens on how to develop healthier personal relationships. Recent research has shown that one in three girls who have been in a serious relationship say they've been concerned about being physically hurt by their partner.
"Young people today have more opportunities to make decisions about their lives, and it places a lot of pressure on them early," says McBride. "If we can help them to form healthy relationships at an earlier age in life, they will make better choices for life partners. And as a mom, I want to be part of that."
My Time to Shine was developed in conjunction with the singer's just-released 'Shine' CD and her upcoming tour. The program will provide the award-winning McBride an opportunity to include her daughter, Delaney in a cause to which they can both relate.
McBride is currently on the morning TV show circuit and will be creating public service announcements to be shown at her concerts when the tour begins in October. My Time to Shine merchandise will be available at Martina's concerts to raise funds benefiting the teen helpline.
To learn more about the Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, visit www.loveisrespect.org or call 1-866-331-8453.