Published On: Tue, Apr 8th, 2014

Braves don’t bully week

The Cherokee Youth Council and the Cherokee Central Schools are raising awareness of bullying with the Braves Don’t Bully campaign May 5-9.

The campaign aims to combat bullying in the schools and provide students with the tools, knowledge and support to be pro-active in confronting and stopping bullying.

The Braves Don’t Bully campaign will provide activities and resources for students to make a positive difference in their schools. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.

The campaign begins with a Fence Line Introduction to Braves Don’t Bully week. To get people talking, students will place cups in the fencing surrounding the Cherokee Central School campus to make out the words Braves Don’t Bully Week.

Other activities throughout the week include Show the Impact of Bullying Day, where select volunteers will paint their faces orange to raise awareness, a bulletin board competition, and an anti-bullying assembly for all middle and high school students from the Cherokee Central Schools and Swain County Middle School, with special guest speaker Fabian Ramirez and a performance by the 1491’s. The concluding day is BE BRAVE DAY, and students are encouraged to wear orange to show their support for ending bullying and fighting against it.

Info: Sky N. Sampson, Cherokee Youth Council program manager, 554-6938 or skykano@nc-cherokee.com

– Cherokee Youth Council

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