Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) will be introduced to the Guilford County, NC, community during our February 2017 launch! We’re offering several events and activities throughout the month to celebrate healthy relationships and families and offer community members opportunities to connect with the important people in their lives.

Although HRI launch activities will occur throughout the month, we will celebrate Healthy Relationships Week from February 11th through 18th. Healthy Relationships Week events are noted with an * below! During Healthy Relationships Week, we’re offering two exciting giveaways in partnership with Quaintance-Weaver Restaurants and Hotels. First, stop by to meet with HRI staff and volunteers at the YMCA Family Fun Day on February 22th, Sunday Unplugged at Greensboro Children’s Museum on February 12th, HRI Night at the UNCG Men’s Basketball game on February 15th, or the Safe Conversations workshop for couples on February 18th to enter a drawing for a $50 dining voucher for Print Works Bistro, Green Valley Grill, or Lucky 32. Second, share a #HealthyRelationshipTip through HRI’s Facebook page between February 1st and 18th to enter a drawing for a free overnight stay at Proximity Hotel!

Click on the links below for more information about each event planned for the HRI Community Launch. Unless otherwise noted, events are free of charge. Advance registration is required or requested for certain events, as indicated below.

 Sundays Unplugged at Greensboro Children’s Museum*

Take time to disconnect from technology so you can connect with the children in your life! Every Sunday in February, each adult that turns in their phone to the front desk staff while visiting will receive one free adult admission.

Healthy Relationships Initiative Oral History Project

In partnership with Greensboro Public Library and the Smith Senior Center, we’re interviewing adults age 55 and older to learn their life lessons on healthy relationships. Interviews will begin in February!

 February 11, 2017: Family Fun Day at four Greensboro YMCA branches*

 For YMCA members and program participants: Help us kick of Healthy Relationships Week by learning about HRI, playing family games, and being part of our community art project.

 February 13, 2017: Community Date Night*

Take our pledge to make time to disconnect from technology and connect with the important people in your life on this day, and receive a discount at local restaurants. Print the pledge from our web-site, bring it with you to one of the participating restaurants listed on our site, and enjoy connecting over a technology-free meal!

 February 14th, 2017: Happy Valentine’s Day!*

Check out our social media platforms for tips for connecting on Valentine’s Day! Connect with our HRI Facebook page to learn how to enter our on-line drawing for a free overnight stay at Proximity Hotel in our special Valentine’s Day drawing. Entries will be received between February 1st and 18th.

February 15th, 2017, 7 pm: HRI Night at the UNCG Men’s Basketball Game*

Join HRI and enjoy some family fun or a date night at the UNCG men’s basketball game. Purchase your tickets by 2 p.m. on February 14th through HRI for a discounted rate of $5 per ticket. Learn more about HRI by visiting our exhibit before the game.

 February 16th & 17th, 2017: Random Acts of Kindness Days in Guilford County*

 We’re offering tips and resources to spread kindness throughout our community!

 February 18th, 2017: Safe Conversations® Workshop for Couples*

Adult couples can learn how to transform conflict into connections at this workshop with nationally-recognized marriage therapists, Dr. Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. Space is limited to 140 people (70 couples). Advance Registration Required.

February 28th, 2017: #RelationshipGoals: Tech Safety in Teen Relationships Workshop for Parents and Teens

Parents & Students: Learn from local experts about tech-related safety risks that teens face today in their relationships, including dating, friendships, and peer relationships. Learn about local resources and how to stay safe in relationships in the digital age.