First Annual Festival of the Hearts Recap Video!



February 28, 2018 (Mission Viejo, Calif.) –Tilly’s Life Center (TLC) and Ladera Ranch-based Laura’s House sold out for the first annual Festival of the Hearts event, a one-day festival to educate Orange County teens on creating and cultivating healthy, positive relationships. The event took place on Saturday, February 24, at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, Calif., and hosted more than 300 teens, parents and teachers with live entertainment, food, workshops and interactive activities like yoga, art therapy, and self-defense.


“At Tilly’s Life Center we are committed to empowering teens with the tools needed to take responsibility of their own lives, relationships and future. I believe programs and events like ours will help enrich the lives of all teens across the board,” said Monica Utley, TLC’s Executive Director. “Given the success of this year’s event, we are looking forward to a second annual event.” ​


“With the rise of teen dating abuse and violence, it is vital now more than ever that we educate young people about healthy relationships,” said Margaret Bayston, executive director at Laura’s House. “We are motivated to do more events like this seeing the turnout of our inaugural festival, which shows that the community cares and finds value in educating teens about this important topic.”


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