Spread Love Not Hate: Anti-bullying / Anti-violence
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than a quarter of U.S. adolescents experience bullying at school. About 1 out of every 3 middle school students is bullied. Research shows that reaching out to children at an early age will help impact and stop the development of bullies by addressing its root cause.
Youth Leaders work with younger children on expressing their feelings and compassion and developing coping methods to deal with bullying/violent situations. Students learn to respect and accept diversity of ethnic cultures, which fosters caring friendships and cooperation and conflict resolution instead of violence.
Our “Spread Love Not Hate” initiative promotes a violent free society and helps our students increase their ability to cope with and report bullying/violent behavior. We aim to help our students feel safe at school, in their homes and in their community.
100% report knowing that bullying should always be reported to an adult.
90% report knowing how to identify bullying
90% report knowing what strategies to use when faced with a bullying incident.
100% report being able to identify one or more adults to whom they would report a bullying incident.