Darkness to Light D2L


The YMCA of the Triangle is committed to protecting children, and proudly partners with Darkness to Light (D2L), a non-profit that empowers adults to help prevent child sexual abuse.

Through the D2L Stewards of Children training, adults learn tools to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

The YMCA offers Stewards of Children training throughout the year to groups, organizations and area nonprofits. Trainings help adults recognize the signs of potential child sexual abuse.


Stewards of Children is an interactive workshop that provides adults with five steps to help protect children. The evidence-informed class offers simple ways to minimize opportunities for abuse in our community, equipping parents, youth-serving organizations and concerned individuals to make a difference in the lives of children.

One in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. The Y’s goal is to shed a light on this issue and increase understanding that it can be prevented, stopped and overcome.

The YMCA waives the fee for the Stewards of Children materials and training in the community. Trainings are available to any group of adults who are interested in child sexual abuse prevention. We are glad to help youth-serving organizations, daycares, faith-based organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, community and parent groups. There is a $10 fee for the online training classes.

Register for a Community Training

To request or host a training in your area, contact us at DarknessToLight@YMCATriangle.org

Register for an Online Training
Click here to sign up for a training in your community.

To learn more about D2L and the Stewards of Children program, visit d2l.org. Follow us on Facebook.

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