Left : Poster by Jessica Shenoi
Tulsa, Arizona, U.S.A : This week marks the 25th anniversary of National Safe Place Week, which Youth Services of Tulsa is celebrating with its annual Safe Place poster contest.
The two grand-prize winners are Jessica Shenoi, a seventh-grader at the School of St. Mary's and Veronika Napelenok, a seventh-grader at Whitney Middle School.
The winning poster entries will be displayed on area billboards and city buses.
QuikTrip stores, the YST shelter, fire stations throughout Tulsa County and Tulsa Transit buses are designated Safe Place sites for youths in crisis.
Any young person in a crisis situation can walk in and ask an employee for help. The YST shelter and a wide range of Youth Services programs are available to help those in need.
Safe Place is in more than 700 communities in 37 states and already has helped more than of 96,640 young people in crisis. In Tulsa County, the Safe Place program was started in 1991 by Youth Services of Tulsa, and has since served more than 1,000 young people.