The recipient that caught my attention was sixteen-year-old Dallas Jessup who as a sophomore at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon, raised $500,000 from donations to produce a movie entitled Just Yell Fire, which she wrote to teach girls how to protect themselves. This blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do wrote and produced the film after hearing of the abduction and death of a young Florida girl. USA Today reports that “two million people in 37 countries have viewed the film.”
This film includes ten techniques — starting with the “FIRE!” (rather than “Help”) yell. Written by teens, for teens — watch this with your teen today!