October is Bullying Prevention Month! The Crime Prevention Task Force will be hosting a Bullying Prevention Workshop on Saturday, October 19th from 2-5pm for high schoolers (13-18 years of age) at the GRDC main office 19800 Grand River, near Evergreen. According to www.DoSomeThing.org about 160,000 teens skip school each year because of bullying and more 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. Bullying is an issue that no longer ends when the school day does, so why should the discussion and prevention strategies about bullying end there too?
During the Bullying Prevention Workshop we will have a variety of interactive and engaging activities to help young people discuss and problem-solve ways to combat and prevent bullying. Teens will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences dealing with bullying in a safe and supportive environment. They will also learn about action steps they can take to empower themselves and their friends.
A free family-friendly resource guide will be available to take home, which will include strategies parents can use to deal with cyber bullying, a list of relevant local organizations and hotlines that assist with bullying related situations. Detroit City Council Members Saunteel Jenkins and James Tate will be offering the opening address to students. The workshop is free and light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Kiana Miller to RSVP 313-387-4732, ext. 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must provide a permission slip signed by their parent/guardian provided below to participate. Click here for the Bullying Prevention permission slip.